Is 64 bit Fedora OK? With which CPU?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Sun Jan 1 22:11:11 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 15:57, dondi_2006 wrote:

> I have to buy a new PC for my desktop. I want to run
> Fedora on it, because I already know it well from University.
> But I am not sure if it is OK to go with a 64 bit CPU or stick
> to 32 bit ones.

You should base that decision on price/performance.  You always
have the option of running the 32-bit OS on a 64 bit CPU if
you want.  You probably won't see a big performance difference
anyway unless you have more than 4 gigs of RAM.

> What are right now, if any, the limits I encounter in using
> Fedora or FOSS in general, if I buy a 64 bit CPU?

The only problem I'd expect would be trying to run 64-bit
apps that use components which are only available in
32-bit versions, like some browser plugins.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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