HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials (http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/index.php)
-   Desktop Operation (http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=13)
-   -   32 or 64bit? (http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12469)

Chad 2nd May 2007 21:04

32 or 64bit?
 
What's a better version to install, 32bit or 64bit - overall? I do have Core 2 duo which is 64bit obviously, but is there any minor/major downside to 64bit?

One, I noticed plugins for firefox - not all common ones work in 64bit.

Would I notice any difference in performance overall? If yes, please provide examples (situations, software, etc)

sbovisjb1 3rd May 2007 03:49

Preferably go with 64 bit. It will run faster and if you have the applications that can support it go for it!

nixen 7th May 2007 01:32

have macromedia flash problems with 64bit os?

falko 7th May 2007 13:25

As far as I know, there's no Flash Player available for 64bit distros... :(

punk0mi 16th May 2007 20:21

You can just run the 32 bit version of Firefox instead of the 64 bit....that way all the plug-ins should work. I have been using 32 and 64 bit browsers and really can't tell a difference.

till 17th May 2007 12:34

If you do not have more then 3GB Ram, then use the 32Bit version of the linux distribution.

Mark_Smith 31st July 2007 13:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbovisjb1
Preferably go with 64 bit. It will run faster and if you have the applications that can support it go for it!

Yes, a better version is 64 bit. I have Laptop ACER, AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology MK36 2.0 GHz and 64 bit is the better version for me.

sjau 31st July 2007 22:32

if you haven't much experience go with 32bit first.... or you could dual boot, one with 32bit and one with 64bit...

There are some stuff that's still a pain getting it to work in 64bit - hence my recommendation to start with 32bit to get to know your way around.


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:17.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.