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Re: [opensuse] Should I go 64-bit?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 07:09:39 -0800
  • Message-id: <200901220709.39905.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday January 22 2009, David Bolt wrote:
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, James Knott wrote:-

Fred A. Miller wrote:
Editing LARGE pics. in Gimp will give you an idea of how much
better a 64-bit release is over 32-it. There are other examples,
but your logic is sound.....use it!

Fred

And of course, you can work on really large files with vi. ;-)

There's a thought...

<warfare type="religeous" catalyst="preferred_editor">
Does it also mean that Emacs won't be constantly swapping?
</warfare>

What it does mean, of course, is that for any given hardware and mix of
applications, swapping will be _more_ likely, since all 64-bit code and
data are substantially larger than their 32-bit counterparts.


:-)

Regards,
David Bolt


Randall Schulz
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