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Re: i386 or amd64?

Mumia W.. wrote:
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?

Compiling custom programs. Compiling the kernel. Startup times on applications are reduced (in theory at least).

The same reason you're not running an 80386-compiled kernel on your machine. To make it faster.

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

Most of us, yes. All of us, no.

Peet Grobler

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