Dear lazyweb: 64-bit or not?
My laptop contains – amongst other things – a dual-core AMD Turion™ 64 X2 which is unsurprisingly a 64-bit processor. When I purchased the machine and shoved Vista to the side to install Ubuntu I opted for the 32-bit version because, well, basically I’m lazy.
One upgrade, multiple updates, and various package installs/removals later and I think things are starting to get a bit crufty. Combining this with my growing resentment of Vista hogging a part of the hard disk that I rarely use, and I’m thinking it’s time to re-install and do it properly this time.
This leaves me with one question though – should I go 64-bit or not? I’ve heard various stories with varying degrees of horror and wonder, and I just don’t know if it’s worth it or not.