Kubuntu Amd64 again - change of mind
fxfrpt at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 13:24:34 BST 2007
One last post on the subject of amd64 and Kubuntu (I was the imprudent
poster who almost started a civil war yesterday by daring to suggest
that acroread, which doesn't do 64bits, is indispensable for some).
1. I've been running Kubuntu 64 for about ayear and there are of course
no stability issues with it. I never said anything like that.
2. There is absolutely no problem with Automatix2 and it greatly
simplifies the installation of firefox32 and the flash / java plugin
3. Acroread is a different bird altogether, and Automatix2 never managed
to make it work for me. However, despite the fact that I said a couple
of days ago that it was indispensable because the alternatives did not
allow you to print or search, a poster (I forgot who) said taht kpdf
allowed you to search and print.
And he was right! and saved me from reinstalling 32, since it was my
main problem (I do tarnslation work, when you look up terminology on
google, you often come across pdf's that you need to search). I had to
save the pdf, and then launch kpdf. Not entirely practical. I never
realized you could call kpdf from firefox directly (saves me one
operation) and that Kpdf allowed you to search and save (I guess I was
talking about ghostscript).
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