Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jul 2005 16:48 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Hardware, Embedded Systems If you are not lucky enough to have access to a 64-bit computer, you might be wondering about some of the implications of having a 32-bit environment alongside the 64-bit one. Read on.
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by butters on Mon 25th Jul 2005 22:07 UTC
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A nifty trick is to install a 64-bit nix system and then build a similar 32-bit system rooted at a mountpoint on the native filesystem, /mnt/root32 for example. Then you can launch 32-bit apps in a 32-bit environment without rebooting. You can have a complete 64-bit desktop on display :0 and a 32-bit clone on :1 if you have nothing better to do with your memory.

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