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Old 07-08-12, 01:48 PM   #12
Gusar
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Default Re: Support for X32 ABI

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Originally Posted by artem View Post
I have a 64bit CPU with 8GB of RAM and, guess what, I'm running a ... 32bit Linux distro (with PAE). Why? Because I don't have any applications which magically work a lot faster in 64bit mode. Because I don't want to have a 32bit compatibility layer because I need to run Skype and Wine applications.
Wow, such people still exist? I though I'm the only one. I too don't see any need for a 64bit install, for the same reasons you state. What's different on my machine is that I only have 2GB of RAM. For a 32bit install, even that is almost overkill.
Then there's the thing where I share the same installation on all my machines because it makes maintenance much simpler, and only one of them is 64bit.

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These 32 bit apps could be solved if Linux kernel dropped support for x86.
*facepalm*
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People with 32-bit CPU should buy newer PC.
*double facepalm*
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