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View Poll Results: Have you switched to 64 bits yet?
Yes, I use a 64 bit OS 18 45.00%
All my OS's are 64 bit 3 7.50%
My hardware is 32 bits 11 27.50%
I don't care about 64 bit OS 4 10.00%
No, I am sticking with 32 bits 8 20.00%
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Old 16th September 2008
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I've been running 64-Bit Linux and Unix for the past three years.
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I've installed AMD64 for the first time just yesterday.
Problems at first sight: nvidia-drivers, wine

Else it's ok
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Originally Posted by s2scott View Post
That said, vermaden, which AMD-based motherboard boards/chipsets do you favor in the sub-$600 combination for a rock-stable, popping good XEN EXPRESS/ESXi host?
These for example from TYAN:
http://computers.pricegrabber.com/mo...ds/m/28249989/
http://computers.pricegrabber.com/mo...ds/m/27876949/

There are many AMD motherboard to choose from.

SUPERMICRO is also a solid vendor.

And even if there were any issues, they are pached with new BIOS easily:
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/BIO...Bios-104.shtml
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When I got my first 64-bit AMD processor a couple years back, I looked into 64-bit distros of Linux. I decided against it because of the large lack of support and available packages for 64-bt. That problem is shrinking every day, but (at least in Linux-land) it still isn't quite there and there is a lot of programs that don't have a 64-bit version yet (whether that can be fixed with a simple recompile, I'm not certain).

I suspect that as time goes on, I will eventually switch to a 64-bit OS (probably dual-boot 64 and 32 for a while during the transition), but for now I'll stick with 32.


As a question, what issues - if any - did those who now use 64-bit OS's experience when they transitioned? Does a 64-bit OS, supposedly more fully utilizing the CPU, add to energy usage and heat output?
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FreeBSD: 32Bit on 64Bit Hardware -> nvidia.ko
OpenBSD: runs on 32Bit Hardware
Ubuntu: 64Bit on 64Bit Hardware
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