[kwlug-disc] 64bit installs

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Thu Dec 23 11:09:01 EST 2010

I think I'm in agreement with Cedric.  For most of us at the desktop 
level there seems to be little benefit to going to a 64 bit OS.  It 
certainly didn't do me any good.  However if we can all go towards that 
goal, we get unified that much faster.


> The main benefit, in my view, to getting *everyone* up on 64 bit is that it's easier to support one stream of drivers and infrastructure than two, and the sooner we get to the point where we don't have to have the mainstream world straddling two architectures, the easier systems guys who churn out the foundations upon which we all build will have it, and the more time they'll have for cool stuff as opposed to regression testing i386 builds :P
>    -Cedric

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