[OT] upgrading Linux to 64 bit

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Tue Apr 28 15:56:21 EDT 2015


Peter TB Brett <peter.brett at ...> writes:

> When I transitioned from x86 to x86-64 Linux -- a few years ago now! -- 
> I just carried my /home partition across to the new install and 
> everything seemed to work absolutely fine.

Just to be safe, you might also make sure your /etc and /opt directories
are backed up as well.

> Note that moving to 64-bit Linux is likely to be a big win in terms of 
> performance, because the x86-64 architecture has a lot more registers.  
> We saw a significant (>10%) speed-up in LiveCode x86-64 relative to 
> LiveCode x86.

Indeed.

-- 
 Mark Wieder
 ahsoftware at gmail.com







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