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Originally Posted by bigtomrodney With all that said I found absolutely no difference in performance between 64-bit and 32-bit, so for the sake of the extra problems and workarounds there ...
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- 05-04-2008 #21Registered Linux user #388328 || Registered LFS user #15880
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- 05-04-2008 #22
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Gentoo takes care off all the multilib stuff, and it provides precompiled 32 bits packages for the needed libs, so, there's no problem using a 32 bit plugin under amd64.
There's no problem either to install grub or wine, which can be compiled on 32 bits under amd64 without a problem. Of course, your mileage may vary. But I haven't had any amd64 specific problem. It just works, just like the 32 bits version.
I remember hearing or reading somewhere that Gentoo linux was the first distro to offer official support for amd64, so, that might be one of the reasons why x86 and amd64 works equally well on Gentoo.
- 05-04-2008 #23
Take it from me. I have a Core2Quad processor and I would love to be running 64-bit in principle. But having run it in the past there just isn't any performance incentive to switch, as I only have 3GB of RAM.