Re: Ubuntu 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, 64-bit Kernel Benchmarks

From: matthieu castet
Date: Sun Jan 17 2010 - 04:26:57 EST


> > Unfortunately Linux distros have not
> > properly promoted 64-bit kernels for 32-bit distros; although pure 64
> > bits is better, it would be a *helluva* lot better if people stuck on 32
> > bits for compatibility reasons had a saner alternative.
> >
> IIRC Fedora actually planned to offer that and dropped it. There seem to be
> display issues, I would assume the X stuff would have to match the kernel,
> although I'm basing that on reports. The only split I ever tried was text only.
Debian got a 64 bits kernel on the 32-bit distros. 2 years ago there where
display issue, but today it seems to works fine.
It is not the default kernel, but it is possible to use it.

But there is lot's of older cpu that doesn't support 64 bits, with more 1G of
RAM or that want NX support.


PS : there is even basic 64 bits library so you can run 64 bit application if
you want.

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