Joseph Smith joe at
Tue Jun 15 13:42:08 EDT 2010

On Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:21:36 -0400, Gerry Hull <gerry at> wrote:
> Folks,
> I just picked up an Lenovo X61 laptop the other day for a very good
>  This 3lb unit is a dual-core T7300 at 2.6GHz, 4GB Ram and 100GB disk.
> I want to run Linux as the core operating system, and use VMWare to load
> Windows for my Windows work.
> I was thinking of Ubuntu 10.04.  My question is should I do 32 or 64 bit?
> If I go 32-bit I will not be able to use all the ram, and if I go 64-bit
> may not have all the drivers.
> What are your thoughts/recommendations?
Go 64-bit all the way :-) I have never had a problem with 64-bit Linux
And for a VM I recommend Oracle VirtualBox, I love it :-)

Joseph Smith

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