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Postby pawpaw on Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:26 pm

i was wondering if there is going to be a 64-bit version of mint or if your working on one i have a 64-bit operating system i tried 3 of sabayon's os pclinux os mandriva debian open susse and so far i love this the best its a nice os and doesnt seem to hog to much its light and fast i have a dual boot with windows vista and this version runs circles around it
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Re: this question is for clem or husse if they dont mind answeri

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:31 pm

We have thought about it (obviously :))
The gain with 64 bits is not that great, even if it seems to be there even for 32-bit applications in some circumstances
But it has been postponed, to much work to do to make Elyssa into a long term release and also a enterprise edition.
But on the other hand we are evolving rapidly (watch out for news) so I'll definitely not say never...
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Re: this question is for clem or husse if they dont mind answeri

Postby pawpaw on Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:44 pm

thx husse for the answer i think one of the main problems with 64-bit is that it is not new but a lot of the software companies have not kept up with it i ran into a lot of problems with vista with some programs
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Re: this question is for clem or husse if they dont mind answeri

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:14 pm

Correct - you mostly run 32 bit programs anyway and they have to be run in some kind of emulation (much like Windows runs 16 bit programs)
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