i386 with PAE or AMD64 on PowerEdge with 4G RAM

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Jun 18 23:38:59 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 03:10:22PM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 05:15:30PM -0400, Martin Turgeon wrote:
> >  My setup is fairly standard (as I described), should I expect problem with
> >  64 bit version of these programs?
> Like I said, I don't run 64-bit OSes because I prefer compatibility.
> Believe me, the instant you run into some quirky problem with either the
> kernel or any of its subsystems, or a third-party program (from ports or
> otherwise), the first thing you'll be told is "it works for me on i386,
> have you tried i386?"

I think this assertion is false.  amd64 is pretty well supported and
run by an increasing number of users and developers.

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