[Novalug] My personal FOSE wrap up / tues and wed
greg at pryzby.org
Fri Apr 4 09:14:13 EDT 2008
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dual/quad/etc doesn't matter. It is the bits that matter when it comes
to the OS. Since Itanium is dead, that gets rid of that discussion.
32bit OS will boot on 64bit hardware
64bit OS will NOT boot on 32bit hardware
Don't worry about cores.
Or at least I believe the above statements to be true
Nick Danger wrote:
> greg pryzby wrote:
>> 64bit vs 32bit-- Address space is the biggest different (how much memory
>> I can use).
> Specifically I meant I didn't know which CPUs WERE 64 bit. Core Duo?
> Quad Core? I was pretty sure the new Xeons were. And what happens if you
> boot a 64 bit distro on a 32 bit machine? Work but not optimal? 32 on a
> 64 works I know. We ran out of 32 bit cd's and had a pile of Ubuntu for
> 64s which is where the whole "what exactly will this work on" discussion
> came from.
greg pryzby greg at pryzby dot org
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