is 64 bit ready for primetime yet?

Joel Oliver joelol75 at
Tue Apr 5 00:03:14 UTC 2011

Imo 64 bit has been ready since  fiesty

Paul Lemmons <paul at> wrote:

>-------- Original Message  --------
>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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