32 vs. 64 bit Linux

Net Llama! netllama
Tue Mar 13 18:27:33 PDT 2007

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, Harry Giles wrote:
> I have a new laptop with a Turion 64 x2 processor.  My questions are:
> 1.   Is there any noticeable difference in using a 32 bit distro instead
> of 64 bit, performance wise?

No, not for most software.  If you have to ask, then you're not running 
anything that would benefit.

> 2.   If I load on a 32 bit system, and then later load a 64 bit version
> that allows you to preserve /home, will there be any issues?

There shouldn't be, assuming that all your apps aren't doing anything 

Lonni J Friedman                        netllama at linux-sxs.org
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