Vmware + windows (32bit vs. 64bit)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maflynn, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #1
    I'm not sure which forum this belongs in, but given that its really a vmware question, I'm thinking that applications is the best fit.

    Anyways, if I decide to take the plunge and get windows 7, it will be for the express purpose of running within vmware. I have zero interest in running it in bootcamp (I use fedora and boot into that) so basically which version of win7 would provide the best performance. The 32bit or 64bit flavor

    Thanks in advance
    Mike
     
  2. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

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    That's a tough question.

    On one hand I'd go 32bit just to ensure capability, on the other I'd want 64bit to ensure future relevance.
     
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    Work stuff mostly. VPN, server maintenance via RDP, office apps etc
     
  5. Cider macrumors newbie

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    Unless you have some overwhelming need to run 64 bit (such as the desire to have more than 3.5 gig RAM available to the VM) then I would strongly suggest that you go for the 32 Bit option.

    64 Bit is great, but it adds the potential for one more level of complexity that is not worth facing unless you actually have a need for it.
     

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