Java for use in Firefox and Open Office - which packages to download?

Mark Fraser kubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk
Sun Dec 7 11:48:17 GMT 2008


On Sunday 07 December 2008 11:31:20 David McGlone wrote:
> On Sunday 07 December 2008 2:50:18 am Steven Vollom wrote:
> > > There is no Flash for 64 bit though, thats why I run 32 bit on both my
> > > 64 bit computers.
> >
> > My processor is an AMD quad core, so it plays both 64 and 32 bit.  I am
> > not familiar with the process.  Do you think that will allow me to run
> > Flash as well as the 64 bit applications?
>
> Setting up flash on a 64 bit system is tedious and requires the use of 32
> bit browsers which in turn is also a tedious process.
>
> Also unless you will be working with really large numbers and large
> calculations you probably will not see any benefit with the 64 bit.
>
> IMHO, the process involved to get 64 bit running smoothing to gain some
> extra computations the average user will probably never use, isn't worth
> the hassle.

Actually, Adobe have an Alpha version of Flash for 64bit Linux here: 
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

and there is an installation guide for Ubuntu here: 
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/install-flash-10-ubuntu-linux-64bit.html

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