[Ardour-Users] Fwd: 64bits

Casey Shultz casey.shultz at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 08:47:22 PDT 2011

Casey Shultz

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From: Casey Shultz <casey.shultz at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] 64bits
To: Brett McCoy <idragosani at gmail.com>

I know for me and my DAW I'm very conservative about the setup. I try
to use way more hardware than the system requirements call for and
only change the OS or upgrade stuff when it's absolutely necessary.
When I first experimented with moving to a 64-bit OS I picked up a new
machine and installed everything on 2 partitions. One for 64-bit and
one for 32-bit expecting to wipe the 64-bit but after about 3 months I
didn't have any problems and chose to keep the 64-bit.

I use other machines to do my experimental Linux fun-having and such
so I can make sure I know the DAW is solid and consistent.

Casey Shultz

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:46 AM, Brett McCoy <idragosani at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 2:49 AM, sonofzev at iinet.net.au
> <sonofzev at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>> I have run both 64 and 32 bit for along time.
>> I have never been able to pick a perceivable difference in performance (even with
>> 8GB of RAM)....
>> I have noticed however software compatibility for many linux audio apps is better
>> in 32 bit (still).. which is disappointing but my production system is 32 bit and
>> will be until this situation changes.
> What compatibility issues? I use 64-bit on one of my machines (mainly
> for video & graphics), and haven't run into any compatibility issues.
> I even run 32-bit Windows apps under Wine (Zbrush) and they run fine
> on 64-bit Linux. I do still use 32-bit for my audio workstation but
> that is changing soon.
> --
> Brett W. McCoy -- http://www.electricminstrel.com
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