x86-64 on i386 (was Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?)

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Mon Dec 14 15:07:59 UTC 2009

Once upon a time, Paul Jakma <paul at dishone.st> said:
> If I put you in front of 2 identical machines, one running 32bit and 
> one 64bit software, would you be able to tell which one was which, 
> from the interactive performance of common applications? I'd be 
> willing to bet that for the vast majority of applications you 
> wouldn't be.

Then you might as well run the native system architecture, which is 64
bit, rather than try to figure out which apps run better as 32 bit and
maintain a full duplicate set of libraries! :-)

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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