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Hi :)
Yes, imagine you had a tube 64cm wide.  Now you can roll balls down it that are 64cm wide AND balls 
that are only 32cm wide.  The hardware allows 64bit so 32bit is easy.  

The problem arises if some piece of software is picky about who it deals with.  If a 64bit program 
refuses to acknowledge there might be 32bit chunks to deal with then there are going to be 
problems.  The hardware has no problems with getting chunks of either size.  

If you choose to run a 32bit OS on a 64bit machine then 'obviously' you can't run 64bit apps on it. 
 The 32bit OS would be like putting a 32cm tube inside the 64cm hardware tube.  

Programs run inside the OS.  The OS runs inside the hardware.
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 30/8/12, anne-ology <> wrote:

From: anne-ology <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Update to 3.6.1
To: "Dan" <>
Cc:, "Tom" <>
Date: Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 22:47

       so I'm using both 32 & 64 on this machine ???

       ok, I believe you;
            now just another question - 
            could this be the reason for so many bugs? -
               [seems as if this list has been listing quite a few recently, some I've never even 
seen  ???]

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Dan <> wrote:

     I believe that Tom and I were talking about LibreOffice on Windows. I have a 64 bit computer 
which had VISTA running until I replace that with Ubuntu. But LO does not have a 64 bit LO version 
which I thought was the train of thought.


anne-ology wrote:

        You've been mis-informed - WIN does have 64.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Dan < wrote:

          As far as I know, only Windows does not have a 64 bit version.

    Linux has 64 bit version for both DEB and RPM. The following is the

    folder containing the installation files for LO The Java I use

    is also 64 bit that I get from the Ubuntu Repository (OpenJDK Java 6)

    with all the patches.



    Tom Davies wrote:

        Hi :)

        LibreOffice doesn't have a 64bit version and allegedly needs java

        to be 32 bit too.

        Regards from

        Tom :)

        From: Peter Hillier-Brook <
        Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Update to 3.6.1

        To: <>

        Date: Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 22:05

        On 29/08/12 18:50, Tom Davies wrote:

            Hi :) Errr, on the 64bit Ubuntu is the java also 64bit?  If it is

            then can you try installing a 32 bit version of 1.6_32?  LO can be

            told which version of java to use so it might work Tools -

            Options -

            Java Regards from Tom :)

        That sounds like Windows solution! :-)

        Peter HB

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