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

David McGlone d.mcglone at att.net
Sun Dec 7 12:56:22 GMT 2008


On Sunday 07 December 2008 7:08:39 am Jonas Norlander wrote:
> 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.

I stand corrected :-)

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David M.
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