is Mint 64 bit platform or 32 bit?

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is Mint 64 bit platform or 32 bit?

Postby yanivush on Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:31 am

I cant find the information about the Mint platform.. I have 64 bit computer so I have been worried about that...


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Re: is Mint 64 bit platform or 32 bit?

Postby mikpap on Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:45 am

Well, Mint is a 32bit linux distro. There are plans for a 64bit one but as far as I know we will see a 64bit Mint version after the release of Mint 5.0 (based on Hardy Heron 8.04).
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Re: is Mint 64 bit platform or 32 bit?

Postby Zwopper on Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:08 am

yanivush wrote:I cant find the information about the Mint platform.. I have 64 bit computer so I have been worried about that...


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...and 64-bit computation is slower anyway, so... :roll:
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Re: is Mint 64 bit platform or 32 bit?

Postby catweazle on Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:42 am

64 bit is sometimes faster. For the most apps you will hardly see it. I have done some tests before making my final choice 64 or 32 bit. I had a speed gain of up to 30 % for heavy calculations such as video rendering of videos with a lot of effects.
I have choosen 32bit but I keep my 64 bit only for rendering long videos.
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Re: is Mint 64 bit platform or 32 bit?

Postby deadguy on Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:45 am

yanivush wrote:I cant find the information about the Mint platform.. I have 64 bit computer so I have been worried about that...


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mint should work fine on your 64 bit pc. :wink:
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Re: is Mint 64 bit platform or 32 bit?

Postby mikpap on Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:29 am

I installed ubuntu hardy heron 8.04 in a 64bit pc. I tried to install mint tools (packages.linuxmint.com) but when I tried to install mintmenu I got a message that the dependencies are not met but I can't install them using synaptic 'cause the python-... that is asking for is not in the ubuntu 64bit repos. Any ideas?
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Re: is Mint 64 bit platform or 32 bit?

Postby MagnusB on Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:55 pm

Zwopper wrote:
yanivush wrote:I cant find the information about the Mint platform.. I have 64 bit computer so I have been worried about that...


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...and 64-bit computation is slower anyway, so... :roll:

No, it is not. But for the average user it does not drastically change the performance, but if you work with 3D rendering, scientific software, CAD or other tasks that requires a ton of calculations in a short amount of time you will see a drastic improvement in performance..
But still, 64 bit still lacks support for allot of software, so even if you do run a 64 environment, you'll most likely end up running some 32 bit apps anyway...
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Re: is Mint 64 bit platform or 32 bit?

Postby sundayrefugee on Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:29 pm

I've only seen *ONE* instance in my life of 64 bit computation being slower, and that's an Ubuntu bug in which for some reason certain types of multimedia encoding can actually be slower. In nearly every other way that can be measured, at this point 64 bit computing is at least as fast. Expect a 5-10% noticeable performance increase on the desktop. Expect 30-50% improvement in multimedia. Large file management is also faster. Large server and database usage can be *exponentially* faster in 64-bit, somtimes on a scale of *thousands* of times faster.

But, no. 64-bit computing is *not* slower, although it sometimes uses slightly more resources.
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