My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5684 and it has a 32/64 bit edition processor Core 2 duo.Will be any problem installing latest suse version at 64 bit ?
On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 14:16 +0000, dimitriskat wrote:
> My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5684 and it has a 32/64 bit edition
> processor Core 2 duo.Will be any problem installing latest suse version
> at 64 bit ?
Only problems are with certain pieces of software that aren’t ready
for 64bit. In general, it doesn’t affect many people. My pet peave
is Java plugin support. Solution is to use 32bit firefox and a
32bit java plugin… so even so, you can use the 64bit kernel, etc.
In my opinion, linux is buggy enough as it is, without overdoing it by installing 64-bit, KDE 4, or Compiz. Anyway, it’s your computer and your decision. I can only say that with a cutting-edge system, when anything goes wrong (and trust me, it will), you’ll never know what to troubleshoot: is it related to my specific hardware? or to Linux in general? or to the 64-bit edition specifically? or to KDE 4? or to my accelerated desktop? or perhaps to the weather? What I’m saying is, the more flaky/experimental factors you introduce into a system, the harder it will be to troubleshoot, while the reverse is not necessarily true: the more advanced and complex system will not necessarily perform better or faster than a plain-vanilla proven workhorse (on the contrary). Just think of Vista vs. XP;)