No multiarch mess whatsoever on my 64-bit systems: Ubuntu 12.04.4 "Precise Pangolin" and Mint 13 "Maya". 64-bit software only.Previous1 wrote:64bit [...] Otherwise I'm curious myself - as you have to take in the additional overhead and multiarch-mess.
No question. Only 64-bit architecture can address more than 4 GB of RAM directly.nomko wrote:The question should be whther 32-bit PAE is better than 64-bit or why not using 32-bit PAE instead of 64-bit
No multiarch mess whatsoever on my 64-bit systems: Ubuntu 12.04.4 "Precise Pangolin" and Mint 13 "Maya". 64-bit software only.
32-bit with PAE uses dirty little tricks to address the memory blocks higher than 4 GB
altair4 wrote:PAE allows you to access up to 4GB per process. What it will not do is allow access to all 16GB in one process at the same time..
xenopeek wrote:I think one case where you might prefer 32 bit is Wine, at least that's what I recall. I don't use it.
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