[ltp] Re: Which distro for ThinkPad T400s

Richard Neill linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:49:45 +0000

Christoph Bier wrote:
> Petar Milin schrieb am 25.02.2010 16:53:
>> Hello!
>> I am now in doubt which distro to use for my T400s: Debian testing 
>> (amd64 net-install) or Ubuntu 9.10? Which one suits this T-version?
> I'd go for Ubuntu 9.10 (32 bit) since I abandoned Debian about six
> years ago. Others will tell you to go for Debian (or even other
> distributions) ... It depends on your needs and preferences.

Why would one use a 32-bit distro?

I know that 32-bit distros are more memory-efficient if you have < 4GB, 
(because of smaller pointers), but doesn't that mean you are giving up 
on all the native advantages of 64-bit CPUs vs an i586, notably the 
extra registers?