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Linux 2.6 32-bit + BIGMEM versus Linux 2.6 64-bit?

I've been told that 32-bit Linux with a bigmem kernel (when the system has >=4GB RAM) will perform better than 64-bit Linux. I'd love to define "perform better than" for you, but unfortunately the ...
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Are there any drawbacks of “/3Gb” switch in boot.ini for 32bit Windows?

Microsoft advices to use /3Gb switch in Boot.ini in order to get more memory for a process running on 32bit system. Currently I need a lot of memory for devenv process (Visual Studio 2008) because I ...