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Re: i386 or amd64?

On 07/14/2008 02:33 AM, Peet Grobler wrote:

I'm not exactly sure why you'd want to run an i386 system on 64-bit architecture. 64-bit is so much faster. Why not make the most of the processor?

He has said so many times. He does not want to download a hundred megabytes of packages over dialup.

Anyway, 64-bit is so much faster for what--viewing e-mail? Browsing online forums? Not-viewing the screensaver for 20 minutes while you leave the computer to pick up the snail mail?

Any modern computer is easily 50 times more powerful that what most of us need.

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