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

Wed Dec 16 20:04:53 UTC 2009
John Thomas <gmane-2006-04-16 at jt-socal.com>

> 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.

John Thomas