[CentOS] CentOS 5 64-bits support (desktop environment)

Wed Apr 11 23:56:14 UTC 2007
John Summerfield <debian at herakles.homelinux.org>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:
>> Leonardo Pinheiro wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Does CentOS 5 use a better approach to 64-bits and 32-bits packages
>>> existing on the same machine?
>> What benefits do you see to a 64 OS on the desktop?
> You probably won't keep bumping into things that still accidentally have 
> a 2 gig file size limit like you do with 32 bit linux (even though it 
> hasn't been necessary for years).  And your clock will keep working past 
> 2038.

Please, let Leonardo say what _he_ thinks important. It's his computer.

As for the 2 Gbyte filesize, I know just one program with the problem.



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