[LAU] OT: 64 vs 32 bit?

Gabriel M. Beddingfield gabrbedd at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 21:16:40 UTC 2010

On Mon, 27 Sep 2010, Josh Lawrence wrote:

> install the 32 bit version of my distro (Debian) on my 64 bit machine?
> I'm assuming that would give me access to all 32 bit software.  It
> would also be a performance hit, correct?

Running a 64-bit OS has noticeable performance improvements 
in processing audio (especially encoding/decoding) and in 
compiling source code (C/C++).

Other than that, most folks don't notice any performance 
difference between 32/64-bit modes.


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