mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

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mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby alonhzn on Mon May 12, 2008 8:21 am

can someone give an estimate about when we we'll see a 64bit beta version for mint 5?
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Re: mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby Husse on Mon May 12, 2008 9:12 am

Short answer no (or so I thought :))
Long answer look in the forum for the many posts about it
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Re: mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby clem on Mon May 12, 2008 9:14 am

We'll start working on the 64bit edition after the Main one goes stable. I don't expect it to take too long though, probably a month between the two stable releases (mostly because we usually leave 2 weeks for the community to test any BETA release).

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Re: mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby alonhzn on Mon May 12, 2008 6:38 pm

thanks! can't wait :)
BTW, I don't know what's the official way to suggest stuff, buy i Really recommend to add http://blueman.tuxfamily.org to Mint.
it's beautiful, it's professional and very useful! the bluetooth support on ubuntu is very poor without it...
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Re: mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby Husse on Tue May 13, 2008 5:49 am

BTW, I don't know what's the official way to suggest stuff,

We have a suggestions and ideas section in the forum - I think it's about the only section that's constantly read by Clem
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Re: mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby alonhzn on Thu May 15, 2008 5:31 pm

ok, thanks, i'll create a post in the right place.
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Re: mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby SilentPixel on Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:23 am

Hey guys, sorry to resurrect an old thread

I was wondering if we could get an update on the possibility of a 64bit edition. I'm currently using Ubuntu 8.04 64bit and I require 64bit, but I'd really like to return to using Mint.

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Re: mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby Husse on Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:10 pm

Hard to say exactly, but in a couple of months time
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Re: mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby AkiraXXX on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:04 pm

I, for one, think this would be the ultimate edition.

You can still use 32-bit apps for the majority of situations where the speed difference would be negligible.
But, you have the advantage of using 64-bit apps when it matters. This is win/win. If you could deliver a
64-bit Mint with all the features of the 32-bit version plus the extras, it would be beyond wonderful.
64-bit VMware and 64-bit video processing are making my trousers taut. ;)
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Re: mint5 is out, any news about the 64bit version?

Postby kayakaholic on Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:54 pm

Well I found out today my pentium 4 is a 64bit one so It would be interesting to see if a 64bit os makes that much difference. Im currently downloading Fedora 9 in 64bit to have a moosey around anyway!
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