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Some Thoughts on the Current State of 64-bit Computing

Some Thoughts on the Current State of 64-bit Computing

Posted Feb 17, 2005 8:24 UTC (Thu) by sveinrn (guest, #2827)
Parent article: Some Thoughts on the Current State of 64-bit Computing

>..., but all of the current 64-bit Linux distributions add a layer of complexity by having to provide compatibility mechanisms for those applications that have not been ported to 64-bit systems. This extra complexity is probably not worth the hassle.

I am using 64-bit versions of FC3 and SuSE 9.2. With FC1 and maybe FC2 there were extra hassle, but now, as an end-user, I don't notice the extra complexity, and I don't think this is an argument for going 32-bit.

The only argument left, is that there are still few plugins for64-bit Firefox, but that will likely change in the near future, at least after Microsoft releases their 64-bit XP. And the more people are demanding 64-bit versions, the faster Macromedia and others will produce it.


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