Tomgin5 wrote:but a capacitor may short (eventually)
Capacitors are easy to change out and only takes a couple of hours to recap a motherboard if parts are already on hand.
lmintnewb2 wrote:^Yeah dated but interesting, not many who can say they hung out w B Gates pre-m$.
Linux was the first OS to support the x86–64 platform (in 2000, actually prior to the public release of x86–64 CPUs). OS X was 64-bit in 2003 for the PowerPC platform, but didn’t do x86–64 until 2007. Microsoft released a 64-bit version of Windows XP in 2005, but wide support of 64-bit Windows didn’t really happen until Windows 7 in 2009.
Petermint wrote:The ten millionth Raspberry Pi went out to the education sector last year and only one model is 64 bit so they run everything as 32 bit. The lowest cost model will be 32 bit for many years because they want to drive the cost down and do not need a performance improvement. Switching from USB 2 to USB 3 is up at the top of their list of things to do next. 64 bit is not on the list.
killer de bug wrote:RaspberryPi have ARM CPU. So you can't use them to make arguments about ix86 and amd64 bits...
Pointless update: Sighs ... nope can't bring myself to turn that 64bit install into a 64bit bootloader, keeping both installed, arghhhh ! Though honestly will be using 32bit majority of time. Using twice or more of my dang ram to visit the same websites and workload just flatout doesn't make any sense to me.
Consider things like a laptop, more RAM and system overhead means shorter battery charge etc. So 64bit may be the future but am going to take advantage of 32bit while it lasts.