[OT] upgrading Linux to 64 bit

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 21:58:54 CEST 2015


On 28/04/15 22:56, Mark Wieder wrote:
> 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.
>

Well, I suppose that is how I'm going to spend my May 1st holiday.

Thanks for the advice.

Richmond.



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