is 64 bit ready for primetime yet?

Alan Dacey Sr. grokit at
Mon Apr 4 03:32:24 UTC 2011

On Sunday, April 03, 2011 08:10:34 pm Terry Madore Jr wrote:
> I am not so sure about 64bit yet.....wireless drivers are still sketchy. 
> I can't get the same card other people have gotten to work on 32bit to 
> work on 64bit. It's kind of off putting and hurts my chances of moving 
> to Ubuntu permanently ( I run dualboot Win7/Kubuntu at the moment). But 
> hey if you have wired connection, I have yet to find anything that I 
> wanted to use that I couldn't ...besides my wireless card :( Also not 
> sure if this a 64bit driver thing or not but I can't get my TV card to 
> work either. But that I can live without for now. So I have only run 
> 64bit but I am planning on possibly switching to 32bit when Narwhal hits.

Well if you have more than 4gigs of memory and still want to use it all on a 32-bit 
system then install the pae kernel, maybe start with installing the server version 
to make it real easy :)  I do a lot of video encoding and ripping and 64-bit software has
more horsepower that I really want.  My Dell Latitude <something or other - 1200??> 
laptop dual boots with 64-bit Kubuntu and it has no problems with wireless (at least 
since NetworkManager actually started managing the network)


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