64 bit: these are my apps
Kelly L. Fulks
kfulks at knology.net
Tue Apr 29 12:35:17 UTC 2008
Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/4/28 Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com>:
>> > > * Sun Java (need it for studies)
>> I need it for my studies too and I had it working on my 64-bit box. I
>> > believe the necessary package is called sun-java6-jdk (this is the
>> > development kit which I assume you need - the package for just the
>> > runtime environment is called sun-java6-jre). If you need more, then
>> > you can try:
>> > apt-cache search sun java
>> > at the command-line.
>> I can't add much to this but to say that I am running 64 bit and use
>> Firefox (really swiftweasel), java (with swift, so must be 32 bit??),
>> wine, and google earth on it. I would tell you which was 32 bit but I
>> don't remember. So anyway it can work.
> Thanks, Douglas. I see that an earlier post mentioned that Java would
> not work in Firefox, which is specifically what I need for studies.
> You post makes me see that it is possible. I may install 64 bit later
> this week. Thanks.
> Dotan Cohen
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
I have loaded 64 bit Kubuntu on a new machine. I loaded 7.10 as I don't
like loading the latest release so quickly after it comes out on my
"production" machine. I don't necessarily use all the applications that
you use, but I wanted to relate my experience as a first time x86_64 user.
Overall, the experience has been very good. The install went smooth, I
had to use a text install as I couldn't seem to get the live CD to work
with my dual 7300GT video cards (personal problem I later discovered).
Everything installed and worked as expected (more or less).
I had to go through a couple of minor hoops to get Flash working on the
system, but nothing major. I just had to make sure that all the
prerequisites were installed properly. As to the programs that you use,
I don't use VirtualBox, but VMWare is running very well. I have had no
issues with FireFox or Thunderbird either one. Both seem to be stable
and working very well (only up for a couple of days right now). I have
installed Wine and IEs4Linux (I do some web site development and need to
check it) and that works as expected. GoogleEarth screams on this
machine, it becomes a usable application for me.
I installed Sun Java 6 and it went on without an issue, I haven't done
anything with it yet, but plan to do so shortly. However, the Java
Plug-in is not there for it. However, I installed the icedtea (Java 7)
plugin and it seems to be working for me. I have used it to pull up a
couple of sites with Java Applets and not problems have been experienced
I haven't fully tested everything on this new machine, but so far I am
impressed with it. I don't see any real reason not to run the 64 bit
version for most users. My only lasting issue is with sound, but it is
specific to my install. I will be putting a sound card in the system in
the next day or two to hopefully fix that problem. The ASUS M2N-SLI
motherboard uses a C-Media USB sound system that apparently ALSA doesn't
Kelly L. Fulks
near Huntsville, AL
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