[PLUG] 64-bit Linux - Is it worth the switch ?
pranavpeshwe at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 08:29:34 IST 2009
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:51 PM, म.हा.सा.ग.र <o.s.h.o at guruvision.com> wrote:
> 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.
> >> experience. It boots faster, works faster and GUI is noticebly snappy
> >> 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.
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:54 PM, म.हा.सा.ग.र <o.s.h.o at guruvision.com> wrote:
All these links somewhat corroborate what i'd mentioned. If extremely cpu
intensive apps like zlib, md5, blowfish, bc, mencoder, gpg and lame are on
an average faster only by 15-20% on 64bit linux. Then (theoretically)
everyday apps like firefox, thunderbird, openoffice, dia, kde/gnome etc
should certainly be having a smaller performance improvement. Of course, it
is always better to try it out first hand rather than debate, but still..
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