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OIC, this is a troll thread because of how many Ubuntu Vs. Mint threads there always are lol. Very good. thumb.gif

and why isn't one a sticky:D
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Oh I've got confused there I though I needed a AMD CPU to get that version. How do we tell if we have a 64 bit or 32 bit? Isn't like by how much ram you got or something like that?
Never mind, I found out that it was depending on ram to see what bit you should get.
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OIC, this is a troll thread because of how many Ubuntu Vs. Mint threads there always are lol. Very good. thumb.gif

and why isn't one a sticky:D
Why would that be the case? Not every thread about Ubuntu vs Mint is a troll thread. The OP is simply trying to figure out which distro would be best for him.
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Never mind, I found out that it was depending on ram to see what bit you should get.
It's not based on RAM, but on CPU memory address size support. Truth is, if you have an AMD K8 or newer processor, or an Intel P4 with hyper-threading or newer, you have 64-bit support. Along with that, you can use the 32-bit version with more than 4GB of ram in any OS with Physical Address Extensions enabled, which as I recall includes any distro running a Kernel 2.6 or newer. Basically, get the 64-bit version, cause any modern hardware will support it.
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Never mind, I found out that it was depending on ram to see what bit you should get.

It doesn't. While 32bit can only accommodate up to 4GB without physical address extension enabled, it doesn't mean anything. 32bit and 64bit go by your processor and most if not all processors these days are x86_64 meaning they can utilize both instruction sets. If this were 10 years ago when x64 was a bit iffy and rather lacking on Linux ( close to non-existent ), I would advise against it. But there is almost no reason to not use a 64bit system these days when you are able to.

And if this is your first time trying Linux I would go Mint. Mint in itself is Ubuntu but is easier for the first time user due to automatically finding and using the proper proprietary drivers without your intervention. Whereas on Ubuntu you have to allow Jockey to find them. And last time I installed Ubuntu, Jockey didn't even attempt to start. Instead I had to go mucking about to manually start it. Cinnamon is also a much more Windows-like desktop environment which should help with the learning curve.
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