32 vs. 64 bit Hippos
Wed Mar 19 16:55:00 GMT 2008
Charles Plager wrote:
> I am about to purchase another computer and need to decide between
> 32-bit XP Pro and 64-bit XP Pro. Most of what I will use it for will
> use Cygwin. Does anybody have any (good) experience with 64 bit XP?
> Does it cause any problems with Cygwin? Does it make anything better?
> Is there any reason to try 64 bit?
> May the hippos be with you. Thanks,
Cygwin can only dance with 32 hippos at a time, so there is no advantage to
trying to take on 64 of them. In fact, there can be some confusion if you
try to look for all 64 hippos in some of their secret locations that are
hidden from a 32 hippo dance partner (wow64 registries and directories).
That aside, it does work for pretty much anything you'd want to do. You
just may want to consider other things besides Cygwin to make your final
decision. Can you get all the device drivers you need, etc?
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