[PLUG] 64-bit Linux - Is it worth the switch ?

म.हा.सा.ग.र o.s.h.o at guruvision.com
Tue Jan 20 08:21:46 PST 2009


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 8:27 PM, Devendra Laulkar
<devendralaulkar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> Nah.. 64 bit linux is always faster, no matter how much RAM you have. Personal
>> experience. It boots faster, works faster and GUI is noticebly snappy compared
>> to 32 bit versions. Dual boot it for some days and you will have cobwebs
>> around your neck when using 32 bit OS.
>>
>
> May I enquire which processor and Distro you have found this to be
> true ? I had checked few 64 bit distros a couple of years back on a
> AMD Turion processor, and the 32 bit distro outperformed the 64 bit  -
> esp in terms of GUI snappiness.
>
> -Devendra.

http://64-bit-computers.com/linux-ubuntu-610-64-bit-vs-32-bit-benchmark-test.html
http://forums.amd.com/devblog/blogpost.cfm?threadid=93648&catid=317

these links should clear the perceptions about user's feelings ...



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