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Date:      Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:28:42 +0100
From:      Andrea Venturoli <>
Subject:   Re: i386 vs amd64
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On 11/28/12 18:49, Warren Block wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 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 frustrating
>> as things that just worked on i386 did not on amd64. IIRC ports were
>> large annoyance too.
>> Now I have a new system with 8GB, etc,etc and wonder if I am best off to
>> 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 past?
>> Thanks for your thoughts/(recent) experiences.
> Do you use emulators/wine?  If not, switch to amd64.  In fact, even if
> you do, switch to amd64 to use that 8G of memory.  Building 32-bit Wine
> on amd64 is a hassle, but packages are available and I think there is a
> 64-bit port on the way.

I heard valgrind is another... in case you are a developer.


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