September 12th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Ubuntu 32bit VS 64bit
I currently use Ubuntu 9.04 32 bit on my laptop. It is the first version that has allowed me to use my wireless internet dongle, so I finally got rid of Windows. YAY! My laptop has 2 gb of RAM, and a basic intel video chip, so the Ubuntu runs okay, but slightly slow.
At the end of the year, I want to get a reasonably beefy desktop pc, and am considering Ubuntu 64 bit. What are peoples experiences with it? Any other thoughts/ideas would be appreciated. Thankyou
September 12th, 2009, 10:56 AM
files have places but the processes have life!
September 12th, 2009, 11:59 AM
I will consider Debian. Thanks for the response.
Also when I get the beefy desktop, I want to play Games.
If I run Windows 7 under VirtualBox, provided I give the virtual machine suitable
resource allocation, will games run as well as a 'normal' Windows installation?
September 13th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Unless your new machine has more then 4GB of memory stick to 32 bit.
Contrary to popular belief a 64 bit OS is only marginally faster then 32 bit. The only benefit is being able to address more then 4GB of memory without resorting to things like PAE.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
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