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    Default 32 bit or 64 bit os for intel E5500 cpu + 2 GB ram?

    Hello all

    I have been using linux for a few years and now I am planning to migrate to a rolling release (opensuse) from a different distro.

    my question is : for and old desktop specs: intel pentium dual core E5500 cpu + 2 GB of ram + intel g41 onboard gpu what which arcitecture would you suggest? 32 bit or 64 bit opensuse tumbleweed? I thought that opensuse leap has dropped 32 bit support but there is 32 bit thumbleweed iso (which surprised me) so should I install 32 bit or 64 bit (xfce or lxde) version? ( I will use net install iso for installation)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi
    Since it's a 64 bit CPU, then 64bit all the way....
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Since it's a 64 bit CPU, then 64bit all the way....
    Hi..

    Thank you very much for your quick response ...

    So cpu is 64 bit but would 2 GB of ram be a problem for 64 bit OS? Is amount of ram a problem?

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    Default Re: 32 bit or 64 bit os for intel E5500 cpu + 2 GB ram?

    2GB RAM should be sufficient for light work, particularly if you install a "light" Desktop like XFCE or LXQt/LXDE.
    IMO the regularly offered KDE/Plasma and Gnome Desktops leave very little for application "work."

    I regularly configure 2GB virtual machines with the above Desktops and find that there is little "normal" activity I can't do.

    Of course, YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yigit View Post
    Hi..

    Thank you very much for your quick response ...

    So cpu is 64 bit but would 2 GB of ram be a problem for 64 bit OS? Is amount of ram a problem?
    Hi
    Not at all, RPI's only have 1 GB... just four cores you should be fine, perhaps allocated additional swap eg 4GB.
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    Default Re: 32 bit or 64 bit os for intel E5500 cpu + 2 GB ram?

    If you have the chance, to run the 64 bit version, please do.
    For the 32 bit version the support for new software versions starts to become a problem.
    The most prominent example is the Firefox web browser.
    In 32 bit you can't get a version newer than Firefox 52, in 64 bit Firefox 56.
    This is caused by the lack of a 32 bit version of Rust, the programming language for Firefox > 52, in Tumbleweed.

    Hendrik

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    2GB RAM should be sufficient for light work, particularly if you install a "light" Desktop like XFCE or LXQt/LXDE.
    IMO the regularly offered KDE/Plasma and Gnome Desktops leave very little for application "work."

    I regularly configure 2GB virtual machines with the above Desktops and find that there is little "normal" activity I can't do.

    Of course, YMMV.

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    Hi.. All my works are quite light. I am a regular simple user, my all works are only surfing on web and listening to music files and internet radio stations, only softwares I need are Firefox Chromium audacious clementine, ı don't even need gimp, libreoffice etc and I will install xfce desktop...

    Thank you very much for your suggestions, I can't wait to install opensuse ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendwolt View Post
    If you have the chance, to run the 64 bit version, please do.
    For the 32 bit version the support for new software versions starts to become a problem.
    The most prominent example is the Firefox web browser.
    In 32 bit you can't get a version newer than Firefox 52, in 64 bit Firefox 56.
    This is caused by the lack of a 32 bit version of Rust, the programming language for Firefox > 52, in Tumbleweed.

    Hendrik

    Thank you very much for your suggestions, I wilil install 64 bit opensuse tumbleweed, I almost use Firefox, so a newer version of FF is always good for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Since it's a 64 bit CPU, then 64bit all the way....
    Hi.. I think I need to mark topic as solved but I could'nt figure out how to do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by yigit View Post
    Hi.. I think I need to mark topic as solved but I could'nt figure out how to do this
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