Re: [OxLUG] 32bit or 64bit ubuntu for Mum?

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Author: Philip Armstrong
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] 32bit or 64bit ubuntu for Mum?
On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 04:44:51AM +0000, Jamie Lokier wrote:
>Tim Pizey wrote:
>> Personally I have had no benefit (that I know of) and only downside from using 64bit
>> Debian and Ubuntu.
>One thing is you can't run a 64-bit KVM or LXC virtual machine on a
>32-bit kernel, if you would find yourself wanting to do that at some point.
>I don't know if the distros offer the option to run a 64-bit kernel
>with 32-bit userland, but that would seem the best choice if they do.

Debian includes a 64-bit kernel in their 32-bit x86 distribution for
those who want to use it. I don't think Ubuntu does though.


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