Reasons ro choose Kubuntu over Knoppix?
lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 23:53:57 BST 2006
On 8/7/06, Max Q <maxq at maxqnzs.com> wrote:
> Raphaël Pinson wrote:
> > As Tez said, you don't need to use the 64 bit version. You have to
> > decide whether it's worth it for you or not. Using the 64 bit version
> > will be a bit (10% maybe) faster than using the 32 bit version.
> > However, some programs (in particular proprietary software:
> > Macromedia Flash, Sun Java, etc.) are not available for 64 bit, and
> > it'll be harder to use them (you could use a chroot for example).
> > So think about whether losing Flash and Java is worth gaining 10%
> > speed (for me it is, maybe not for you ;)).
> Thanks to you both for clearing that up. Since the sort of stuff I'm
> going to be doing in Linux is not particularly demanding, I think I'll
> stick with 32-bit for now.
I installed the AMD64 Kubuntu without any pains (related to the 64-bit
part - I had a load of fun with Lilo and XFS though).
You can always override things to install a 32-bit app in a 64-bit
system. All you have to do is install the ia32 libraries.
If you want to try dual-booting to two, I can help you with either
grub or lilo, whichever you choose (I'm happily now proficient in
Dual booting them wouldn't be that hard. You can always resize
partitions, something that I find really cool. It's so easy, too. It
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