AK Dave wrote:My laptops support 64bit, but I prefer a 32bit linux install because despite the fact that the CPU is "64bit" and theoretically everything in the machine supports 64bit, the vast majority of my quirky problems solved themselves magically by switching to 32bit OS. Or in other words "reverting back", as the laptop was originally sold with XP. Oh sure, it was "Vista Ready", but it was "32bit Vista Ready" despite being a 64bit computer. It is only a couple years old and runs fine, and computers like mine are far more the rule than the exception today.
Maybe the 64bit stuff works great on something brand new. I wouldn't know.
I certainly don't consider operating a 2 year old laptop with an AMD dual core to be "legacy support". I rather resent and take personal the suggestion that 32bit support is "legacy support".
You know, if you really want a 64bit OS on that fancy new machine why don't you just keep the Vista it came with? Oh, because it doesn't work? Sure. So don't try to stuff it down my throat either.
If, due to limited hours in the day, we have to have "one then the other" instead of "both simultaneously" then please keep 32bit first.
]marcus0263 wrote:Take it personal? That's just the facts, 32 Bit IS legacy, try buying a 32 Bit machine the last two - three years.
BTW my main rig at home is 2005 vintage and I've been running 64 Bit for going on 3 years now with zero problems. In my experience 64 Bit is more stable than 32 Bit.
AK Dave wrote:While it is true that a new computer, or one purchased within the last 2-3 years, will almost certainly have a 64bit, it is disingenuous to say that every such computer is "64bit". In name only, as a technicality, perhaps, but the MAJORITY of these consumer-grade electronics devices are designed for and intended to be used with 32bit-only software. Full function with these computers using 64bit software is more problematic, in case you never noticed. You conveniently ignore this reality and this point which I made previously.
Now who's the one being "disingenuous" by calling a 64 Bit system 32 Bit?AK Dave wrote:Those computers are the majority. They are certainly not "legacy", despite whatever hardware YOU may be so fortunate to use.
AK Dave wrote:Hooray for you. I am so thrilled for you.
blackvd wrote:For people with more than 4 gigs of ram you have to use 64, unless you install a server kernel which botched my wifi
rohdef wrote:AK Dave> I'm sorry you take this as a personal offense, but I agree with marcus0263 that no matter how you try to twist it 32bit won't become less legacy. 32bit systems is legacy, the 64bit systems is improving all the time.
A lot of the issues in the start with 64bit is either solved or on the way to be solved. I think a better option for you rather than being insulted would be to give 64bit a chance again, and see if the problems you have experienced is solved. If not then live with the fact that you use a system that works as a legacy system. My workstation is a Pentium 4 and on that I live with the fact that it's a legacy system. I know it, but I don't complain.
lakehousetech wrote:Both of you have no clue what your talking about. Quit trolling around on the release thread.
Actually you can use the big mem kernel (non-server) to utilize more than 4GB of RAM.
marcus0263 wrote:64 Bit processor pretty much makes it 64 Bit doesn't it?
Like I've said I've used a 64 Bit Desktop for going on 3 years now, no problems here.
I'm glad and maybe you can try using your laptop in it's native environment
rohdef wrote:I think a better option for you rather than being insulted would be to give 64bit a chance again, and see if the problems you have experienced is solved.
Handyman wrote:Anyone know how to lock your screen in Mint 6? I miss this.
AK Dave wrote:marcus0263 wrote:64 Bit processor pretty much makes it 64 Bit doesn't it?
No. Once again, just because the CPU is 64bit doesn't mean that everything in the laptop was intended to be used with a 64bit OS. Especially if the laptop shipped with a 32bit Windows XP and the manufacturer's Vista support for that machine is limited to 32bit.
64bit has just been too quirky for me.Like I've said I've used a 64 Bit Desktop for going on 3 years now, no problems here.
I am sooo thrilled for you! Hooray!I'm glad and maybe you can try using your laptop in it's native environment
Been there. Done that. No thank you.
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