is 64 bit ready for primetime yet?

Alan Dacey Sr. grokit at ajinfosearch.com
Sun Apr 3 19:34:22 UTC 2011


On Sunday, April 03, 2011 09:17:51 am Kaj Haulrich wrote:
> On Sunday 03 April 2011 12:48:36 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 04:33, Paul Lemmons <paul at lemmons.name> 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:
> 
> http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10_square.html
> 
> runs fine - but remember to un-install the previous version first.
> 
> Kaj Haulrich.
> 
 I used the same beta from adobe but I just overwrote the file /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
No problems at all, it actually makes flash in Firefox 4 work.

Alan



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