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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by SweetAndLow View Post

he doesn't need 64 bit, he is only running 2 gigs ram.
I don't care either way I'm just pointing this out.

I know. Just saying. Some people prefer 64 bit "just in case". I normally run it simply because I may upgrade later and it would save me the hassle.
post #12 of 15
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I know. Just saying. Some people prefer 64 bit "just in case". I normally run it simply because I may upgrade later and it would save me the hassle.

64bit carries more benefits than larger memory addressing (which, incidental, can easily be worked around on 32bit Linux systems with a PAE kernel). However given the laptop spec, I really can't see him needing anything that would take noticeable advantage of 64bit instructions.
post #13 of 15
Actually PCLOS does have 64bit in the beta stage atm, note the pclinuxos64 isos -> http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/pclinuxos/live-cd/
Also, there are pae and amd kernels located in the repo as well, if you just need something to use all your ram.
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His processor doesn't support 64 bits anyways.
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How's lubuntu going? My suggestion is that you should look at Crunchbang if you like an Openbox setup.
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