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Richard Marzan 03-27-2008 05:33 AM

Status of Gentoo
 
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> Mark Knecht wrote:
> | On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Dan Farrell <dan@spore.ath.cx> wrote:
> |
> | It's an interesting question and one I've not tried to test. Does an
> | AMD64 machine running a 32-bit or 64-bit install run faster or slower
> | with one or the other. For all of my everyday work - Gnome, Firefox,
> | web browsing, email, MythTV, etc., it's been my assumption that there
> | wouldn't be any noticeble difference. I run 64-bit but assume I'd run
> | at more or less the same speed if I ran 32-bit. I may be wrong. Anyone
> | have any measured data? Same machine, two installs?
>
> I have a few numbers from genlop -t
>
> *32-bit*
>
> ~ * www-client/mozilla-firefox
> ~ Sat Dec 29 00:35:39 2007 >>> www-client/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.11
> ~ merge time: 11 minutes and 30 seconds.
>
> ~ Sat Feb 9 12:43:52 2008 >>> www-client/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.12
> ~ merge time: 10 minutes and 44 seconds.
>
> ~ * mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird
> ~ Sat Aug 4 13:25:28 2007 >>> mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6
> ~ merge time: 18 minutes and 49 seconds.
>
> ~ Fri Nov 23 12:57:01 2007 >>> mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9
> ~ merge time: 10 minutes and 37 seconds.
>
> ~ * kde-base/kdelibs
> ~ Sat Dec 29 09:31:18 2007 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.7-r3
> ~ merge time: 18 minutes and 56 seconds.
>
> ~ Sat Dec 29 11:07:40 2007 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.7-r3
> ~ merge time: 19 minutes and 37 seconds.
>
> ~ Wed Jan 30 20:38:52 2008 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r3
> ~ merge time: 18 minutes and 19 seconds.
>
> ~ Tue Feb 26 20:16:28 2008 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r3
> ~ merge time: 21 minutes and 38 seconds.
>
> * app-office/openoffice
> ~ Fri Nov 23 19:14:12 2007 >>> app-office/openoffice-2.3.0
> ~ merge time: 1 hour and 48 seconds.
>
> ~ Sat Dec 29 01:35:35 2007 >>> app-office/openoffice-2.3.1
> ~ merge time: 59 minutes and 56 seconds.
>
> ~ Tue Feb 5 11:51:26 2008 >>> app-office/openoffice-2.3.1-r1
> ~ merge time: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 28 seconds.
>
>
> *64-bit*
>
> * www-client/mozilla-firefox
> ~ Tue Jan 1 14:14:50 2008 >>> www-client/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.11
> ~ merge time: 8 minutes and 43 seconds.
>
> ~ Wed Feb 20 21:39:03 2008 >>> www-client/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.12
> ~ merge time: 8 minutes and 39 seconds.
>
> * mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird
> ~ Tue Jan 1 14:25:01 2008 >>> mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9
> ~ merge time: 9 minutes and 9 seconds.
>
> ~ Sun Mar 9 01:22:43 2008 >>> mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.12
> ~ merge time: 8 minutes and 2 seconds.
>
> * kde-base/kdelibs
> ~ Tue Jan 1 11:04:37 2008 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.7-r3
> ~ merge time: 16 minutes and 47 seconds.
>
> ~ Wed Feb 20 22:01:22 2008 >>> kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.8-r3
> ~ merge time: 18 minutes and 12 seconds.
>
> * app-office/openoffice
> ~ Fri Mar 14 21:23:57 2008 >>> app-office/openoffice-2.3.1-r1
> ~ merge time: 48 minutes and 45 seconds.
>
> These times are from the same machine:
> abit ip35 pro, c2quad q6600 (2.4ghz), 4gb ram, (320+320) sataII raid0 (155-MB/s)
>
> - --
> Filipe Sousa
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My advice is not to use it yet. I thought 64-bit computers could bring
in a whole new dimension into the computing world. going from 16 to 32
bits was a significant improvement in terms of applications and what you
can do at a given time. You can see the big difference in Operating
systems and programs of various application going from 16 to 32. This
64-bit and even dual-core thing has still to bear fruit -- at least for
me. It's not faster by any noticeable difference and most applications
are not optimized for it. I won't switch until I know I can gain a major
advantage utilizing this technology.I have 2gigs of ram and still have
yet to use more than 200M at anytime. So, why do I need 8 gigs of memory
or more.

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