In <4B832DBB.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mark Allums wrote: >On 2/22/2010 6:19 PM, Johan Kullstam wrote: >> Mark Allums<email@example.com> writes: >>> AMD64 is the designation for the 64-bit chip architecture, not the >>> actual chip manufacturer. AMD devised it, and Intel did the sensible >>> thing and copied it when they expanded their x86 architecture to >>> 64-bit; it was a very good design. >> >> The 32 bit i386 is also viable. > >That's true (but it's losing ground fast). Most people install 4 MB or >more these days, and want it all. They can still use it all, just not all in a single process by using the i386 userland with the (Debian-provided) amd64 kernel. Unless you are doing A/V work (Rendering, large image editing, large sound file editing, or video editing), a single process taking 2+ GiB of memory is probably indicative of a problem. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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