[CentOS] Desktop/Server 32/64 (was Re: Silly question x64 vs i386)

Scot P. Floess sfloess at nc.rr.com
Wed Dec 16 20:13:28 UTC 2009

All my machines - including my desktop - are 32 bit.  This lone 
x86_64 machine is a headless server (well I plug in a monitor from time to time) - but 
usually its headless (as are all my machines but my desktop)...

On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, John Thomas wrote:

>> I have one box on my home network that is x86_64 capable...  My other
>> boxes are all i386.  As this x86_64 machine can, at most, house 4 GB of
>> RAM (currently only has 1 GB) - is there any advantage to my running
>> x86_64 on that machine instead of i386...  Long story as to why I am
>> asking - but before I go off and moveit down to i386 - just wanted some
>> opinions :)
> If I may hijack, what about desktop machines?  Would your 32/64 choice
> be the same if it were primarily a desktop machine vs. primarily a
> server?  I recall a year or so ago the answer was 32 bit for desktops,
> but perhaps that has changed.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> John Thomas
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