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I have a 32 bit machine and had planned to install ubuntu 14.04 on it. I am confused because on the ubuntu download page it says 32 bit (for machines less than 2 gb ram) , since I have 4 gb of ram on my machine should i go ahead with installating the 64 bit . Also what about the other applications should i need to install 32 bit or 64 bit version of the app ?

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  • you can't install software that is meant to work on 64bit architecture on 32bit architecture. – iffy Aug 14 '14 at 6:33
  • I've never heard of a 32 bit machine having 8GB of RAM because the limit for a 32 bit machine is 4GB, simply put that machine has to be a 64 bit one with 32 bit windows or something on it. I would suggest to try to install the 64 bit one on it. If the 64 bit boots then that machine is actually 64 bit. – zeitue Aug 14 '14 at 6:34
  • oops my bad, I actually have a 64 bit machine . I ll just modify the question to suit other people in such problem. – Vihaan Verma Aug 14 '14 at 7:00

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