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Re: 32 or 64 bits for the end user.



64 bit is stable for ages.I use it exclusively and I have no real problems with it.

If you have 3+ gb ram, go for it.



Sent from my HTC

----- Reply message -----
From: "Hendrik Boom" <hendrik@topoi.pooq.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2011 20:14
Subject: 32 or 64 bits for the end user.
To: <debian-amd64@lists.debian.org>

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:03:04AM +1100, Sam Varghese wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 04:55:34PM -0600 Jaime Ochoa Malagón said:
> > On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Hendrik Boom <hendrik@topoi.pooq.com>wrote:
> >
> > > Yet again the 32 vs 64 bit question.
> > >
> > > I have Debian systems at home running 32 bits, and my server has been
> > > running happily in 64-bit mode fopr years.  Now I get to install debian
> > > for an end-user on another AMD-64 machine.  64-bit mode is tempting, but:
> > >
> > > Are there still significant end-user problems for 64-bit Debian?  The
> > > machine has nvidia graphics on the motherboard (I believe).  My user is
> > > likely to want to use flash, which has always been a problem in Linux,
> > > but ... Is it still even more of a problem in 64-bit mode?
> > >
> > > Any other likely end-user problems?
> >
> >
> > I think you could use it for an end user...
> >
> > Really few problems right now just try...
>
> (text reformatted to bring reply below)
>
> I have been using the 64-bit port since March 2006. Flash was not
> available at the time. I must point out that I am a user who enjoys the
> benefits that Debian brings and am thus prepared to put up with a few
> cons.
>
> Flash stopped being a problem at least two years ago - I could be wrong
> there, it may be even longer than that. I have no reason to regret my
> choice of using the 64-bit port. And, I may add, I am a non-technical user.

Thanks.  I'm a technical user myself, so it's essential I get advice
from a non-technical user before I subject my wife to it.

-- hendrik.


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