[SATLUG] [RANT] Stuff not working

Alex Bartonek bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 3 09:06:31 CST 2008


--- "scs at worldlinkisp.com" <scs at worldlinkisp.com>
wrote:

> >>Ernest De Leon wrote:
> >> unless you run an app that takes advantage of the
> >> 64 bit architecture, i would just drop back to 32
> bit
> >>....64 gains you nothing unless you have 4GB+ of
> RAM 
> >> or you have apps that are written to exploit 64
> bit 
> >> architecture.
> 
> > Doesn't matter.  If you boot up in a 64-bit world,
> as
> > soon as the uP sees 32-bit code, it will revert to
> 
> > 32-bit, and -not- go 'up'.
> -----------------------------------
> Yes, but it sure boots-up quick. Makes me wonder why
> some distributions have separate 32 and 64 bit
> versions. 
> Perhaps too many coders and not enough to do ?


on another forum I'm a part of there are folks who run
32bit versions of flash (for example) on their 64-bit
system.  Some software just isnt ready yet I guess or
not working.  

-Alex



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