is 64 bit ready for primetime yet?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sun Apr 3 10:48:36 UTC 2011

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.

Dotan Cohen

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