Who's using Fedora 8? in Fedora 8 Posted December 4, 2007 · Report reply I have been using Fedora 8 x86_64 on my desktop for a week or two now and I love it. Besides a few random glitches, which I will probably work out, everything seems to work fine. It seems to be quicker to boot and to load programs such as firefox as compared to Fedora 7. I don't regret the switch at all. Fedora rocks.Do you think there's any advantage to the 64 bit version. Can you see / feel that there's any difference? I run an AMD x2 64 4800+ With 4GB Ram and SATA2 Hdd's, I find 64bit to be the same or a little faster on most things, but a lot faster at extraction. I also do a lot of transcoding, mostly my DVD collection to harddrive storage, this is a lot faster. It does use more memory than 32bit, but still not filled 4GB. Fedora 8 64bit seems much smoother and more responsive than Fedora 7 64bit was. I am thinking of building up an old machine as a myth-box, but really wondering if I should use a motherboard I have and go 64bit with a cheap AMD cpu. I was really that impressed with it. Also running the new Opera 9.5 x86_64, I find this to be faster when browsing (could be the new 9.5 version as well though). Lot of opinions on this, some say its not worth it. I say though if you apply the same logic they do, we'd still be on 8bit CPU's. If you have the hardware, not wanting for memory (2GB+) and most of your Apps are available as 64bit, then its worth updating. I wouldn't rush out and buy a new computer to go 64bit though.