[CentOS] Which version of Centos 4.2

Fri Feb 24 15:34:37 UTC 2006
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On 2/24/06, Robin Mordasiewicz <robin at mordasiewicz.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, Kari Salovaara wrote:
> > I've Intel(r) Pentium(r) D processor 820 in my desktop.
> > Which version should I install, i386 or x86_64 ?
> > I understand that i386 works but how is x86_64 ?
> > If I understand correctly, this processor is also EM64T.
> > Which are cons and pros ?
> if your processor is EM64T then install the x86_64 version.
> there are no cons. You will experience performance increases.

There are always cons... There are some user-end things which don't
play well in a true 64bit environment. Flash is a good example. I'm
not sure if this has been resolved or not, but flash didn't support
x86_64, and so would not render on pages. The fix was to install the
x86 browser, libs and flash versions. I'm not rich enough to have
x86_64 yet, so I don't know if this still applies.

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