Architectures usually refer to the difference between 32-bit x86 (i386) and 64-bit x86-64 (amd64/em64t) processors. Both are distinct architectures.

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Complications of having architecture i386 in 64 bit system?

Steam requires 32 bit architecture. I am thinking what can be complications of the command sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 because all other components of my system and compuation (Matlab, ...
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How do I check if I have a 32-bit or a 64-bit OS?

I downloaded and installed the latest 11.04 version from the official Ubuntu site. However I don't know if it installed the 32-bit or 64-bit version. In Windows 7 I could right click My PC and there ...
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Virtualised Collaboration Network

I've been asked by my work to design, build, and test a virtualised collaboration system to replace what we currently use. It will be used by a team of 5 to reverse engineer malware. We currently ...
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When do apt-mark show architecture in package name?

Here apt-mark shows architecture only for i386 package, and does not show i386 package, if it is not specified as such: $ apt-mark showmanual libfontconfig1 libfontconfig1 $ apt-mark showmanual ...
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How does Ubuntu manage so many daily images?

From these pages, https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/daily/ and http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/16.04/beta-2/, Ubuntu provides daily images for different releases (14.04 to 16.04), ...
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dpkg dependency problems due to different installed versions

Can someone help me to solve this problem? Below is the output when performing sudo dpkg --configure -a Output: sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libapt-pkg4....
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How to install dependencies of a program

I am trying install a program named Teletalk 3G in my ubuntu 15.10. However there seems to be some dependencies missing, so i ran the "ldd" command to see which dependencies were missing. I got these ...
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Is the 64-Bit version of Ubuntu only compatible with AMD CPUs?

I was told that computers with more than 2 gig's memory need a 64 bit operating system to utilize all RAM. Is the 64bit Ubuntu download really JUST for AMD processors? I am asking because the disk ...
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Core i7 with 4GB - go 64 bit or stay 32bit..?

I have a Core i7 laptop with 4gb ram. In windows, the disadvantage of using the 32bit OS would be that a single app could not use more than 2gb of ram (+ the 2gb shared kernel-space memory) except ...
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Which version of Ardour should I download?

I am using 32 bit version Ubuntu and I am getting this : https://community.ardour.org/s/buy_anon Should I get the Linux x86 or source code for all platforms ?
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“Depends: ia32-libs-multiarch but it is not installable” - Solution

I noticed this on 12.10 trying to get the Android SDK working. For 64 bit versions, it is required to install: sudo apt-get install ia32-libs However, under 64bit 12.10, I got the following error: ...
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apt-build on ubuntu, if I change processor will give problem?

I installed apt-build on Ubuntu, it is a program that compiles and installs programs. It compiles optimally for the user processor and this makes programs run quickly. But I thought what if I change ...
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I'm disappointing with the begin [duplicate]

My laptop is HP 15 Notebook PC 15-r263TU http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/7486447/model/7812716/document/c04584780/ I'm new to Ubuntu so I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS(64 ...
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Apt-get upgraded package from 32bit to unsupported 64bit - why and how to revert?

Recently the repository of qtox had to change its domain and the new one only contains only 64bit builds at the moment. However, I'm on 15.04 32bit and can't run any 64bit software. Now when I last ...
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How to detect architecture of a .deb package?

There is a .deb package in a repository which is declared to be 32bit, but installs 64bit binaries. This is the case for both installing through apt-get from the repository as well as with downloading ...
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Difference between the i386 download and the amd64?

What is the difference between standard i386 download and the amd64 download of Ubuntu 11.04? I am currently running the i386 on an amd machine, would my system work better with the amd64 download ...
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Shouldn't the Ubuntu Architecture Be Updated for Systemd?

The https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuArchitecture has not been updated since August 2014 and was thinking it should probably have Systemd info since I believe it has replaced Upstart.
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How can I determine the OS architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) from a file on a disk?

Sadly my mobo went bad and I have to build a new machine from scratch. I don't recall if I originally loaded the 32 or the 64 bit version of the OS, (K)ubuntu 14.04. If I mount the existing HDD is ...
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Why is more than 3GB of RAM not recognised when using amd64?

Why does Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 not addresses more of 3GB ram? Please if somebody knows about that, tell me the solution. My machine is a Toshiba P205-S6287 Intel centrino duo 64 bits procesor and 4GB ...
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Which architecture should I use? [duplicate]

Which architecture os do I use? I have a 32-bit processor, but I also have 4GB of RAM, the download page says the 32-bit system is for computers with less than 2GB of RAM.
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For an old machine with 4 GB of RAM, is a 32-bit or 64-bit system faster? [duplicate]

I installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time, and I think it is heavier than the 32-bit version. While it was installing it got stuck. I tried four times to install. Is it true ...
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How to check architecture needs before installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am planning on installing Ubuntu on my computer that already has windows on it. I have a x64 based processor and windows is also in 64 bit operating system. By using the uname -mcommand in the ...
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Is my processor 64 or 32 bit?

I am on Ubuntu and I did this command: $ uname -a Linux slabrams-desktop 2.6.32-29-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 11 19:00:09 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux Does it mean I am on 32bit or 64 bit processor? ...
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How can I run Ubuntu inside a virtual machine on Windows 7?

When I tried to run Ubuntu in Windows Virtual PC I got this error: This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your ...
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DEB file not installing, wrong architecture?

I just tried to install a program from Atom.IO, it's a really nice coding text editor. However, when I open the .deb file, it opens the software center and throws the error "Wrong architecture 'amd64'"...
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Why does Ubuntu Download recommend 64-bit install?

Why would Ubuntu as a generalized statement recommend its 64 bit “flavour”? As far as I understand a 64-bit OS can only be installed on a 64-bit hardware (CPU), i.e. 32-bit and 64-bit OS can be ...
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How do I install Opera for Linux in Ubuntu?

I have downloaded Opera for Linux 64-bit version, but when I try to install via Ubuntu Software Center it tells me it is the wrong architecture. What can I do?
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System activities recording

Is there any tool (or commands) available for Ubuntu which can record all the activities happening in system up-to thread level/architechture level? I need to understand and solve various of my ...
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32 or 64 bit, which one is suitable for 3GB RAM but legacy specs? [closed]

Well, today when I headed to download page, there were 3 options for me as follows: 64 Bit 32 Bit (for machines with less than 2 GB RAM) 64 Bit Mac (AMD64) I know that you need a good system to ...
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How do I check if installed VLC is 64 bit or 32 bit?

How do I check if installed VLC is 64 bit or 32 bit, if I installed using: sudo apt-get install vlc
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electric diagrams applications [duplicate]

I'm currently want to install an application to draw electric diagrams but I do not succeed. I want to know if these applications exist for ubuntu, and if so, how to do to install?
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laptop gets very hot

I have a laptop that has a i5 - 2430m processor with 4GB RAM. I installed a ubuntu 13.10 desktop amd64.iso and found that the laptop gets heated up more than usual. Should i install a 32 bit OS or a ...
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How to specify target architecture in quickly apps?

I'm building a quickly-app, Do I have to specify somewhere the architecture (amd64,i386,etc) in which my app can run? Thanks in advance. Regards.
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How to find architecture of my PC and Ubuntu?

When running uname -a, I get as output 41-Ubuntu SMP Mon Aug 13 17:59:54 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux Can someone please explain to me why both i386 & i686 ? What exactly is my PC ...
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portable Virtual Machine

I'd like to create a virtual machine with virtualbox and use it on different computers. The problem is that I need to work on my programming projects on different machines and syncing them over the ...
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How many packages exist for each supported architecture? [closed]

That's it. How can I know how many i386, arm64, armhf, ppc64el and amd64 packages exit available in repos?
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error while Installing the ubuntu OS [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on the virtual box on my HP laptop it has following configurations: 6Gb RAM i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz 64-bit Operating System But while it installs the OS it shows ...
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For better performance should I install 32-bit or 64-bit?

I don't know much about 32 bit and 64 bit. I had been using 32 bit and it's crashed (not working properly and i don't know how to recover) question here..... and i don't have backup and i run on 3.2 ...
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lscpu shows me “op-mode:32-bit, 64-bit”, what it means?

lscpu outputs me this information: CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Does this mean my Ubuntu is running under 32 or 64 bits processor ?
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What are the biggest disadvantages of using a 64bit version of linux over a 32bit and vice-versa [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu 12.10 for some time now, but I am very limited when it comes to installing some software such as wine that won't run on a 64bit. I want to know what are the biggest ...
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13.04: Which version to install and when? [duplicate]

I'll soon get a new notebook with an Intel Core i7 (3rd gen) processor. I would like to install 64bit Ubuntu 13.04 on the notebook and have the following questions: Would one choose to install the "...
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Is there a 64bit version of ubuntu for intel CPUs? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 that I'm planning on dual booting with. I want to use Ubuntu 13.04, but on the daily builds download page there is only "PC (Intel x86) desktop image" listed for intel, ...
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What computer architectures are available?

Where can I find a list of which architectures are available for Ubuntu, and which of those have official support from Canonical?
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Compile 32bit kernel on 64bit machine

I'm trying to compile a kernel for a 32bit single-core Intel Atom machine. Needless to say, the compile is taking inordinate amounts of time. It's been going for 2 hours and it's still only halfway ...
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Installing 64bit ubuntu on Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5870 , possible?

I'm thinking if it's possible to use a 64bit ubuntu on a dual cpu architecture ? How can i tell from /proc/cpuinfo ? processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 15 model ...
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LXC: Can I guarantee a certain level of CPU resources to a given container

We're going to use LXC to multi-purpose our hardware while keeping the various applications easy to manage, develop, upgrade, and logically segregated. What I want to know is if I can guarantee ...
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32 or 64 bit on 4GB ram acer netbook

I have a netbook with 4Gb RAM Should I choose 32 or 64 bit? What is the speed difference? How is the compatibility with 32bit applications?
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What's the architecture of Ubuntu Phone?

Will Ubuntu Phone be more an Android or more a "normal" Linux? Or in other Words: will it be possible to have e.g. wxWidgets/wxWidgets-applications on it?
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Why x64 bit version is way more faster than x32?

Lately I noticed that my old laptop (Toshiba Satellite L500-1DT) works better with x64 based Ubuntu version, than x32. Well with faster I meant - Adobe Flash videos and apps works much better. ...
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Where could I found a simple view of Ubuntu's architecture? [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu and AskUbuntu, I see all these key words: Linux Kernel (header) Gnome, Grub, Grub 2, Xorg, Unity, Compiz, Metacity, ... Could I get a view about those components (and probably other ...