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Re: 64 Bit Linux

On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 11:53:44AM -0500, Timothy M Grossner wrote:
> My laptop I just got has a Turion 64-bit CPU. Is 64 bit Linux worth
> it?

If you run a multilib-capable distribution (like Fedora, but not
Debian right now), yes.  There's no downside.

> Is the performance going to be better than straight up 32 bit?

For some things, yes.  For other things, maybe not.  If you find
something that doesn't perform well, run the 32-bit version.  That's
the beauty of AMD64.

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