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Re: [OT I think] Which Distro?



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Jimmy Johnson wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 02/25/2009 01:58 PM, Dean Chester wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> OK will try with some live CDs. Next question 32-bit or 64-bit has a C2D
>>> processor?
> 
>> On a laptop, I see no advantage to running a 64-bit system.
> 
> 
> Ron on a 64bit computer do you think it's better to run a 32bit OS?

At least for a newbie it is simpler. All applications will be 32bit. On
64bit, it might be necessary to have some (proprieatry?) 32bit
applications besides the 64bit system which adds complexity.

On the other hand, IMHO there is no or not a large performance benefit
of 64bit for normal desktop usage.

In the past I had better luck with java [script] ridden web pages and
video content on my 32bit system and there was the odd DRM-pdf that I
could not open on [true] 64bit, because the required plugin was not
available.

YMMV,
Johannes
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