[Gllug] Bits of virtualisation

David L Neil GLLUG at GetAroundToIt.co.uk
Wed Dec 28 20:44:50 UTC 2011

Should I load the 64-bit offering or in practice might the 32-bit option 
hold advantage?

Calling for virt-expertise please.

I have purchased two ex-lease VT-x desktops with a view to gaining some 
hands-on experience of KVM and maybe 'private cloud'. Simultaneously I 
have discovered that I must install Virtual Box on my Thinkpad as a 
prerequisite of a course commencing next month (distributing envs in 
disk image containers?).

lscpu tells me the machines are all 64-bit capable and possess 
virtualisation h/w. Thus logic directs me to install 64-bit options. 
However might it be better to stick with the 32-bit choice in the same 
way that historically one might do similarly to avoid browser and 
audio-visual issues or lesser-complete software? (for example GetFirefox 
recommends that I install the 32-bit FF on the Thinkpad's 
Windows-as-delivered system)
- yes, I could make different choices in the two cases...

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