is 64 bit ready for primetime yet?

Kaj Haulrich kaj at
Sun Apr 3 13:17:51 UTC 2011

On Sunday 03 April 2011 12:48:36 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 04:33, Paul Lemmons <paul at> wrote:
> > When Natty comes out I am planning on doing a clean install. My first on
> > this particular machine since Feisty. I am considering the 64 bit
> > version. The machine has more than 4GB of ram so I have been
> > successfully running the pae version without any real hiccups.  It has
> > been a long time since I considered "real" 64 bit and was wondering has
> > it matured to the point where it is as smooth, application and stability
> > wise, as the 32 bit version? In particular: Firefox? Flash? Java? VMWare
> > Workstation?
> My experience with 64 bit leads me to this: test Flash 64 bit on your
> hardware. If it works fine, then continue confiuring the system. If it
> doesn't, then install 32 bit and go from there.
> For most "common user" installs, the only thing holding desktop Linux
> back from 64 bit is Flash on some specific hardware. On other hardware
> it works fine.

I'm running natty 64-bit beta, and the stock flashplayer was flaky, so I 
installed the experimental 64-bit version from Adobe Labs:

runs fine - but remember to un-install the previous version first.

Kaj Haulrich.
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