i386 or x64?
dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 16:43:35 UTC 2007
On 19/01/07, Bob Chiodini <rchiodin at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > I've got my new Dell laptop with Intel(r) CoreTM 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz,
> > 4MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) processor. Can I install Fedora i386 on it,
> > or should I go with x64? I've heard that x64 has many, many problems
> > with 32 bit apps, such as firefox. I use Swiftfox (an optimized
> > firefox build) quite often. Other apps that I use often are the whole
> > KDE suite, OpenOffice, Opera, mPlayer, F-Spot, and Skype.
> > Thanks in advance for any advice.
> > Dotan Cohen
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> I don't have any experience in the "Duo" area, but I have used x64 and
> i386 on an AMD. There isn't much difference in performance, at least in
> the "look and feel" arena. As jlwallen pointed out you will need the
> 32-bit version of firefox and mplayer, if you want flash and the windows
> CODECs, respectively. Java is another sticking point.
> For me it was just easier to use the 32-bit version rather than juggling
> yum repositories and other things.
Thanks. I guess that I'll just stick with i386 for now. Will I see any
reduced performance by using i386 instead of x64?
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