is 64 bit ready for primetime yet?

Paul Lemmons paul at
Mon Apr 4 23:46:21 UTC 2011

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Subject: Re: is 64 bit ready for primetime yet?
From: Kaj Haulrich <kaj at>
To: kubuntu-users at
Date: 04/04/2011 02:44 PM

> On Monday 04 April 2011 22:27:52 Paul Lemmons wrote:
>> Paul Lemmons 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?
>> I really appreciate the flood responses to this. If I am reading them
>> all correctly I hear that 64bit is stable with the exception of flash
>> which does not get high marks on the 32 bit version either. There is a
>> beta version of flash that appears to be less unstable. All else sounds
>> like they should work as expected.
>> To try things out I installed Kubuntu-64 natty beta1 in a VM. It looks
>> fine. The only gotcha so far is that I can't find sun-java6. It does not
>> appear in any of the repositories. I might be able to live without
>> stable flash but I really need sun-java for some of the apps I have to
>> use. Does anybody know if this is coming to the repo's or if there is a
>> PPA for it?
> Then why not install the most recent 64-bit version from Sun:
> Works like a charm here.
> Kaj Haulrich.

Found a ppa. It also appears to be charmed :)

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