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Re: 32-bit with bigmem or 64-bit debian, which is better?



On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 04:41, Johannes Wiedersich
<johannes@physik.blm.tu-muenchen.de> wrote:
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> Umarzuki Mochlis wrote:
>> My hardware is Presario CQ40-115AU
>> It have AMD Turion X2 processor, 4 GiB RAM (2 X 2 GiB)
>>
>> Since 32 bit Debian have more packages I'm thinking of going back to 32-bit
>> with bigmem kernel. The questions are:
>>
>> Does running 64-bit debian will boost the performance compared to 32-bit on
>> my machine?
>>
>> Will it hinder (using bigmem kernel) my work which mostly related to
>> virtualization using virtualbox?
>>
>> Any other pros and cons?
>
> I would go for a 32 bit Debian system with a 64-bit kernel. (I have
> sometimes problems with certain `flashy' web sites or digitally
> restricted pdfs on my amd64 system).

Really? I admit I haven't used any signed PDFs, but Flash and
websites in general haven't given me any trouble in the ~9 months
I have been using AMD64 (and I visit a lot of sites).


Cheers,
Kelly Clowers


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