32-bit vs 64-bit (was: InetBoot for "Fedora/Ubuntu/KNOPPIX/VMKnoppix" is released.)

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 14:16:31 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 5:34 AM, Tim <timfrost at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
> I am in that category at home, because I access various sites that offer
> java/flash/adobe content, and I know that these (particularly Java) are
> not (or not fully) supported on a 64-bit platform.

For Flash, I use the swfdec plugin.  It's not perfect, but then
neither is Adobe's plugin.  It works for YouTube, and that's pretty
much all I'm worried about.  It also has FlashBlock built in,
essentially, since it doesn't auto-play Flash, just puts a big Play
triangle that you have to click to activate the Flash...goodbye
annoying ads.  For sites done entirely in Flash, it doesn't work quite
so well, though...the animations might be a bit jumpy or blank.

Mackenzie Morgan
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