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Date:      Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:40:51 +0100
From:      Fleuriot Damien <>
Subject:   Re: i386 vs amd64
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On Nov 28, 2012, at 6:36 PM, mike miskulin <> wrote:

> About to build a replacement system for an older i386 setup.   A few
> years ago I had tried the amd64 port on it and found it was =
> as things that just worked on i386 did not on amd64. IIRC ports were=20=

> large annoyance too.
> Now I have a new system with 8GB, etc,etc and wonder if I am best off =
> stick with i386 and PAE or is the amd64 version finally on a par or
> close enough that I would not likely have many issues like in the =
> Thanks for your thoughts/(recent) experiences.

What port was that ?

I've never had a *single* problem due to using amd64 over i386.

=46rom a professional point of view, we're using over 60 amd64 fbsd 8.0 =
8.1 8.2 and 8.3 boxes at work and they work just fine.

I for one can recommend the 64 bits version.

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