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Hi :)
Of course 32bit version can run on a 64bit OS.  So it means the 1 version
is able to run on a wider range of machines.  If there was to be a 64bit
version it would need the machine and the OS to also be 64bit but the 32bit
version can run on any combination.

OTH almost all newer machines are 64bit and running 64bit versions of
Windows.  Almost all newer machines are 64bit and running 64bit versions of
Windows but i still find quite a few people running on 32bit.  Part of the
advantage of LibreOffice is that it runs on older machines.  Windows users
often get hopelessly confused by choice.  They want to know which is best
rather than which is most appropriate for themselves and their own system.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 6 November 2013 08:21, Marcello Romani <> wrote:

Il 06/11/2013 00:09, Kracked_P_P---webmaster ha scritto:

 On 11/05/2013 05:27 PM, jonathon wrote:

On 11/05/2013 11:26 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:

Why do you think you need a 64bit version?

Because one is running a 64 bit operating system.


Yes, I am running several 64-bit Windows systems, but do you really need
to run a 64-bit office package?  If I was going to do a lot of "number
crunching" I would look into a 64-bit package.  But just because you
have a 64-bit Windows OS does not mean you need to have all your
packages be 64-bit - i.e. compiled to 64-bit and can only run on 64-bit.

I had a guy give me a 64-bit XP OS.  He originally wanted to have his
system all run 64-bit Windows OSs if the processors were 64-bit.  Have
you ever tried to run a 64-bit XP system?  Worse than Vista.

So just because you have 64-bit, does not mean you need a 64-bit package
for all your computing needs.

The next thing people will insist on is LO being designed to run on all
2, 4, 6, or even 8 cores of the CPU at the same time to make it even
faster.  Or a version that is compiled to work best on Win7 vs. XP or
Vista.  It is bad enough that some packages I have will run on Win7
Professional and not Win7 Home Pre..

Seriously though,  I bet if you looked at all of the software that you
install on your 64-bit Windows system, there maybe a lot of them that
are only 32-bit.  Many of the drivers may even be 32-bit.  That is the
good thing about OSs.  They should be able to run both 32-bit and 64-bit
packages on their 64-bit versions of the OS.

What are you doing with LO that requires the heavier processing power of
a dedicated 64-bit package over a "standard" 32-bit package?  I do not
know of anything I would need it for.

Out of curiosity, I've checked if my LibO is 64bit (I'm running Ubuntu x64

/usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: ELF 64-bit LSB executable,
x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for
GNU/Linux 2.6.24,

Never quite understood why LibO/OOo is compiled in 64bit mode under Linux
is the Linux OS is 64bit but never had a 64bit release for Windows (at
least not that I'm aware of)...

Marcello Romani

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