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I have acer laptop with processor capable of running 64 bit programs. I also love windows applications and would be using wine to install lots of them. So in your opinion should I use 32 bit OS to avoid all the nasty problems arise because of 64 bit architecture during windows application installs?

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    Please be a bit more specific about the "nasty problems" you expect to avoid by using 32 bit Ubuntu. I have been using 64 bit Linux installations for nearly 10 years now. And while I use WINE not that extensively I have yet to encounter any problems that have to do specifically with running 32bit Windows programs on a 64bit Linux. – Adaephon Oct 15 '14 at 8:00
  • i am new to linux environment and so far my experience has been encouraging due to wonderful community of nice people. by nasty problems i mean architecture conflicts, different apps written architectures, compatibility issues, need to install extra packages to make it run on amd64. i know to make it run on amd64, i have to put extra time and effort but can i avoid them altogether by installing 32 bit OS – asif khan Oct 15 '14 at 10:16
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My advice: Install Ubuntu 64 bit

You can then tell wine to act as a Windows 32bit system without a problem. You will need to edit ~/.bashrc and add export WINEARCH=win32 to the end of the file.

Use this article for more in-depth answer to this problem: How to force Wine into acting like 32-bit Windows on 64-bit Ubuntu?

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