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Ah!, but we have to have everything!!!! digital wroking in 64bit before the year 2036 and 2038.

As we of us that went through and were involved in the raw IT support of the Y2K issue will know, which is a pimple on the back of a blue whale, compared to the coming ultimate Y2K. From 2036 onwards (non-Unix/Linux will be affected from 2036 and Unix/Linux from 2038), this is a finite and and absolute wall dominated by the laws of the universe in science and math, and cannot be fixed at all, unlike the original Y2K date issue. Bottom line is ALL IT type of hardware and software, down to calculators, mobile phones, tablets PC, aircraft computer, whatever we use a computer to control and mange, has to be changed to 64bit in it's entirety.

So LO and other like Office suites all will have to move to 64bit. We live in a universe bigger than man's current state, and we expose it incredibly in the digital world of ours today.

To help those understand what's coming and not letting me fill up an email, here are some links of good reading explaining this. There is plenty more about this out there.


Andrew Brown

On 26/07/2013 03:39 PM, Tanstaafl wrote:
On 2013-07-26 8:18 AM, Jay Lozier <> wrote:
On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:03:43 -0400, Tanstaafl
<> wrote:

On 2013-07-26 7:54 AM, James Knott <> wrote:
Tom Davies wrote:
My guess is that the default is 64bit or else other apps might need
the 64bit version. It's generally not a good idea to have more than 1
version of Java although even 1 might well be more than you need now.

The big question is why are the Windows version of LibreOffice and
OpenOffice still 32 bit only.  They've both been available in 64 bit
versions on Linux for years.

Because there is basically no good reason to use a 64bit version of an
Office application - unless you really need to work with a spreadsheet
or text document that approaches 4GB in size (shudder)...

Even Microsoft recommends installing the 32bit version of Office on
64bit machines.

The 4GB limit causes problems with databases moreso than a text document
or spreadsheet.

Personally I can't see using LibO for managing/working with databases that big...

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