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Re: Advantages of 64-bit vs 32-bit on old hardware
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On Mar 12, 2008, at 10:23, Dave McGuire wrote:
Well being "very PC like" was really my point. The flimsy
commodity chassis bugs me, and the fact that it's practically
useless with the supplied disk interface is very un-Sun-like.
Yeah, the case is annoying and the IDE chip - couldn't they have used
a halfway decent one?
On the other hand, I had a SymBIOS 53c875 and a bunch of UW-SCSI
disks sitting around so my U10's IDE ports were never hooked up to
anything else than a CD burner. At least not while I had it ;)
And for the U60 - I want a burner, now I need an IDE interface since
SCSI burners pretty much vanished from the market years ago. On
second thought that's not much of a problem, I already have a USB 2.0
card in there and USB-to-IDE frobs are probably cheaper than IDE cards.
About 64bit code - even with only 2GB RAM you might want more virtual
address space for at least a few processes. Otherwise v8plus seems to
be the way to go in most cases.
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