colyn wrote:In order to use 64 bit you have to have a 64 bit computer. If not use 32 bit..
32 or 64 bit will run on a 64 bit computer..
kindofabuzz wrote:With my system, Mint12 32bit is much, much more stable that the 64bit version.
Vincent Vermeulen wrote:This topic has been covered extensively on the forums before.
iBodhi wrote:Vincent Vermeulen wrote:This topic has been covered extensively on the forums before.
Thanks for the links Vincent - I did do a search in the forum for 32 bit and 64 bit but I couldn't find anything as it said it was too common a search:
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site:linuxmint.com 32 vs 64 bits
Vincent Vermeulen wrote:I'm looking forward to having the same discussion on 128 bits vs 64 bits in a few years
Unless you are compiling software or encoding audio/video often there really is very little speed difference between the two operating architectures. Meaning that most people who just use the computer for everyday tasks such as webrowsing will not notice a difference between the two.
For the average desktop user the applications issue, especially with flash - something most of us use everyday, is the driving factor to use a 32 bit version of your Linux distro of choice. If you are using your system as more of a work station (compiling and decoding) then maybe the 64 bit version is a better selection for your needs.
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