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

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 12:08:39 GMT 2008


2008/12/7 David McGlone <d.mcglone at att.net>:
> 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.
>

Thats not really true you can have a 64 bit firefox/Konqueror browser
working with flash and java. It's true that there is no 64 bit flash
but as of Hardy it has worked out of the box on my Kubuntu. There is a
package nspluginwrapper that is a wrapper around i386 plugins and it
is dependency when if you installing flashplugin-nonfree.

For the last two Kubuntu versions flash and java has worked OK for me
on my 64 bit processor.

Steven: I say go for 64bit you would probably don't have any problems
related to that and if you have 4 Gb or more memory you need 64 bit to
be able to use all of it.

/ Jonas



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