Mark Haney wrote:
William Murray wrote:
I installed FC6 i386 on a new box: Dell OptiPlex 745 with core 2 duo
It should have been x86_64. Is it worth changing? Can I
do I need to do a new clean install?
Ps I have / and /home is separate partitions - if I do a clean install
can I just throw away the / partition and keep /home?
You're better off re-installing. I don't think upgrade is an option
that way, and even if it was, I wouldn't trust it.
And yeah if /home is a separate partition, make sure the installer
doesn't try to format it.
I don't think the 64 bit system is worth some of the hassles. Like
firefox plugins, mplayer libraries, Java. I think OpenOffice is still
From a strictly look and feel I did not notice a difference between a
32 bit and 64 bit desktop environment. Maybe on the server side.
There was a thread a couple of weeks ago discussing this.