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I want to buy a desktop, and use Ubuntu with it. My question is: Can I have a 32 bit computer with HDMI? Also, will it be beneficial to purchase a 64 bit computer, when it comes to Ubuntu?

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Your second question is a duplicate: Why not use 64-bit Ubuntu? – Marco Ceppi May 2 '11 at 13:26
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Ubuntu supports HDMI output, but when buying the desktop just watch out that the Display output has at least one DVI or one HDMI output.

I say it doesn't really matter if you use 64 or 32 but if you want 4GB or more RAM you need to use 64bit

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