Reasons ro choose Kubuntu over Knoppix?

Raphaël Pinson raphink at
Mon Aug 7 15:15:28 BST 2006

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 ;)).


On 8/7/06, Max Q <maxq at> wrote:
> Raphaël Pinson wrote:
> > To sum it up: if you want to try Linux on your PC, Knoppix is great;
> > if you want to install it, use Kubuntu.
> Thanks. This would be a return to Linux, since I used Mandrake from
> 7-9.2. I'm now running an Athlon64, and wondering whether that means I
> have to install the 64-bit Kubuntu. This blurb from the d/l page seems
> to suggest that to me:
> 64-bit PC (AMD64) install/live DVD
>     For computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g.,
> Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon). It is not necessary for all (even most)
> processors made by AMD -- only their 64 bit chips.
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Raphaël Pinson - raphink at
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