Which edition to go for?

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Which edition to go for?

Postby gewitty » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:07 am

I'm about to install Mint on a box with an Intel CoreTM2 Duo E8400, 4Gb RAM and an Nvidia 9400GT.

Looking at the editions available, I am not sure whether to go for the standard or x64 versions. The site says that the x64 version is optimised for 64bit, but that the standard edition is also compatible and is more stable.

So which one should I use and what are the differences in performance?

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Re: Which edition to go for?

Postby rivenought » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:18 am

With your hardware specs, you can choose either edition. Though, I think you might be better served with the 64-bit version of Mint. Test everything with the Live CD first just to verify. Have fun.

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Re: Which edition to go for?

Postby gewitty » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:43 am

Thanks. I'll give it a try.

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Re: Which edition to go for?

Postby Zwopper » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:30 am

My recommendation is ALWAYS the XFCE edition - but they're all good in their own right!
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Re: Which edition to go for?

Postby gewitty » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:30 am

Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Which edition to go for?

Postby Eddie G. Wilson » Thu May 21, 2009 2:05 pm

Nowadays the 64 bit version of Mint is really no less stable then the 32 bit version. You just have to make sure that the apps you use are compiled for 64 bit machines. You can also run the 32 bit version of apps. if you have the correct libraries installed. Once you see the performance increase you'll be very happy.

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