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Re: 64-bit netbooks with Debian linux

On Wed, 05 May 2010 08:56:48 -0500
Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:

> >
> The question, though, is: "What -- beyond geekness -- is the 
> *benefit* of amd64 in 'low' RAM systems?"

I did some tests with my most used apps (gcc, tar, bzip2...) about 2 and
a half year ago with i386 and amd64-kernels. Nearly the same behavior,
with one exception: I/O (disk and console) is much faster on amd64, but
I don't know why...
If anyone is interested in details, I can search the results of this
tests runs.


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