The amd64 question again.

Knapp magick.crow at
Sat Jan 17 22:32:31 UTC 2009

I have been using it for about 2+ years now and have no problems at
all. (with the 64 vs 32 bit
anyway ;-) There was a time when I had to run a 32 bit FF. I have no
clue about your add on though.

Sometimes you have to compile a 64 bit version from source is you are
getting obscure software that is not in the repos but even that
problem has been evaporating of late. More and more 64 bit systems
seem to be pushing out all the rough edges.

Given the system you seem to have, I bet you have room to duel boot
until you are sure.

On 1/17/09, Jonathan Byrne <jonathan at> wrote:
> On 1/17/2009, "Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen at> wrote:
>>That is encouraging, especially as my last real attempt at moving to
>>64 bit was in fact two years ago this month. (I cannot believe that
>>this computer is two years old! or my daughter for that matter!)
> I'm running Kubuntu 8.10 for AMD64 with KDE 4.2 RC 1 both at work and at
> home (on a Core 2 Duo V-Pro Lenovo desktop and a Core 2 Quad home-buil,
> respectively) and have also run into no problems, except 1: the last
> time I tried out the Lightning add-on for Thunderbird it was 32-bit only
> through the standard process. Someone had rolled up a 64-bit version,
> and it did work, but it had to be manually installed. Not a blocker for
> me, as my actual mail and calendaring is done on a MacBook Pro using
> Entourage. I only use Thunderbird for picking apart spam (for $DAY_JOB)
> so it doesn't need to do anything but pick up mboxes from my local disk.
> Cheers,
> Jonathan
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