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What are 16-bit and 32-bit types of software?
September 23, 2003
First Published: 15:55 IST(9/7/2003)
Last Updated: 14:40 IST(23/9/2003)

Take a computer with its given speed, stated in MegaHertz or GigaHertz. When the data inside it zips along in 16-lanes of highway, and when it zips along in 32-lanes of highway, obviously the latter gives you faster performance. Most new software are 32-bit. Excitingly, new 64-bit chips are being launched. Several distributions of GnuLinux have a 64-bit version. The only way to find out the version of your software is by checking with the software manufacturer.

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