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Created On: 05/27/2006 01:29 PM
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 05/27/2006 01:29 PM
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4nDr3s
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Hi!!

i have alaptop witj mobile amd 64 3700+ and i was wondering if it would be recommendable to install a 32bit linux or if i should intall a 64bit linux....

so what would be better or wont be a problem if i install a 32 bit... are all the programmes and stuff comatible with my processor?
 05/30/2006 06:54 AM
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kirbalo
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Originally posted by: 4nDr3s
Hi!!

i have alaptop witj mobile amd 64 3700+ and i was wondering if it would be recommendable to install a 32bit linux or if i should intall a 64bit linux....

so what would be better or wont be a problem if i install a 32 bit... are all the programmes and stuff comatible with my processor?



It really depends on what distribution you intend to use. You may want to dual boot with both sizes, to determine which best supports your laptop. Obviously, there is more legacy support in 32 bit, "most of the time" but YMMV.

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 06/01/2006 12:14 PM
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CheezyArmpit
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In my personal experience 64bit linux is generally a pain. I've tried both versions and the performance boost is minimal in nearly all progams, unless you're planning on encrypting gigabytes of data every day.
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