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Re: 64-bit netbooks with Debian linux

On 05/03/2010 11:01 PM, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
Mark Allums put forth on 5/3/2010 5:01 PM:

With 64 bits, you will need more memory, so I suggest you look for a
machine that can use 4 GB of memory.

A user's application usage patterns dictate how much memory the machine
needs, not the width of the CPU registers.  The comment above belongs in the
winders user world, not here on the debian-user list, where we are assumed
to be competent OPs.  The reasoning behind your suggestion is totally flawed.

While Mark's comment is only superficially true, your response is *really* uncalled for.

For one thing, your first sentence is a /non sequiter/, irrelevant as to whether a 64-bit system uses more memory than does a 32-bit system. (Which it does, since the pointers are larger.)

Dissent is patriotic, remember?

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