Should I fall back to 32 bit?
benhongh.mlist at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 13:13:01 UTC 2006
> I thought you could run some stuff as 64 bit and some as 32.
Yes indeed. In fact, the OpenOffice.org is a typical 32bit app running
under 64 bit Ubuntu. However, it is problematic--input method (English
is not my first language) is broken because OOo looks into 32bit
libraries. I am a novice and a pretty late one. While I do want to learn
a lot from Linux, tasks like setting up a chroot or cross linking to
32bit libraries are beyond my experience level.
My point is, if it doesn't hurt performance a lot to run 32 bit
applications, I'd rather user 32 bit because everything seems to be more
compatible in that mode.
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