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Worth getting 64-bit?

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Is it worth it getting a 64-bit linux operating system?

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The listed programs work fine on 64-bit Linux, so go for it if you want.
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I never had any problems with 64-bit mepis, but I was hardly a regular user of it. But there really is no real reason for 64-bit if you don't have more than 4gb of RAM.
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I personally have not used a 32-bit *nix OS so I couldn't tell ya.

But I do feel that 64-bit is a lot faster in terms of XP vs Hardy 64-bit... Too bad I haven't gotten the chance to sit down and play some games on it.
    
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Cool, thanks guys. I'll be switching to 64-bit this weekend.
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post #6 of 8
I advise you to test it out before completely "switching."
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Some of the Windows native codecs don't work on 64bit Linux yet, and no Java plugins for browsers neither. Those are like the two biggest issues I have with 64bit Linux at the moment.
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I havent had any problems with 64-bit Linux since early on in the adoption cycle. XPx64 was a slightly harder battle though..

I'd say go for it!
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