[CentOS] Silly question x64 vs i386

Wed Dec 16 20:36:03 UTC 2009
Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net>

On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 14:53 -0500, Scot P. Floess wrote:
> is there any advantage to my running 
> x86_64 on that machine instead of i386...

A better question might be, do you have any particular reason not to run
x86_64 on that machine?

All of my machines and the machines that I look after are now running
Centos x86_64, with the exception of one LTSP server and my Acer Aspire
One laptop.  The Acer netbook can't, of course, and the LTSP server runs
dosemu which is much slower on x86_64.

I just set up a new telephone answering system the other day and now
it's x86_64 too.  Not for any particular reason, but why not?  The
hardware can handle it and I see no reason not to.
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