Ubuntu 32bits or 64bits?

I’m setting up a new machine with 8cores and 8Gb of RAM.
I had to choose between Ubuntu 32bits or 64bits

Ubuntu 64bits was the choice. Why?

If you have more than 4 GB of RAM go for 64 bit else 32 bit is just fine.


Use 64bit in case you do

  • video editing and processing
  • sound editing and processing
  • graphic editing and processing
  • work with large files (e.g. databases, large log files,…)


Got it from http://askubuntu.com/questions/19803/for-better-performance-should-i-install-32-bit-or-64-bit



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