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64 bit processors

Postby dnmint on Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:38 pm

I have a Desktop Compaq Pressrio 6620 with Intel Core2 Duo processor.
I have a Dell D420- Latitude Laptop with Intel Centrino Duo processor ( not Core2Duo)
Which of them is 64 bit, if any.
Should I use 64 bit Mint or 32 bit one?
Thanks for help
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Re: 64 bit processors

Postby eeezzzeee on Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:31 am

There is no 64 bit version of mint yet. It may happen in the future. Both your computers should work fine with mint.
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Re: 64 bit processors

Postby lakehousetech on Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:15 am

I believe that Clem mentioned attempting to release a 64 bit version before October if I heard correctly. Do a search in the forums.
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Re: 64 bit processors

Postby erginemr on Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:50 pm

My two cents: Unless you do CPU intensive calculations (as in 3D solid modeling), the benefit you will get from 64 bit is negligible. So, I advise you to carry on with a 32 bit OS.
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Re: 64 bit processors

Postby MagnusB on Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:51 pm

I run OpenSuSE 64 on one of my laptops now, I am quite pleased. Currently in the process of customizing it, been a while since I have used OpenSuSE and much has changed in 11, but I am loving it right now. It is right up there among my favorite distributions, worth looking into if you want a 64 bit distribution.
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Re: 64 bit processors

Postby cogDis on Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:55 pm

dnmint wrote:I have a Desktop Compaq Pressrio 6620 with Intel Core2 Duo processor.
I have a Dell D420- Latitude Laptop with Intel Centrino Duo processor ( not Core2Duo)
Which of them is 64 bit, if any.
Should I use 64 bit Mint or 32 bit one?
Thanks for help

Core Duo = 32 bit
Core2 Duo = 64 bit

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