Mark Haney mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Tue Jan 27 18:46:15 UTC 2009

Paul Gupta wrote:
> I've been using *buntu and *nix since 5.10, mainly Ubuntu.  I'm just 
> curious, and I'd like to figure out WITHOUT having to download EVERY 
> variant known to man.
> Is 64-bit STILL without flash? java? decent video drivers?  Is it more 
> of a hassle than it's worth?
> Is kde4 in kubuntu stable? How stable? etc.

No 64-bit has flash.  Using nspluginwrapper, but I understand a full
64-bit client is in the works (in beta maybe) from Adobe.

Java works in 64-bit.  I use it all the time.

Depends on the video card I suppose and what you want to do with it.
ATI drivers are getting better, but the OSS radeon driver works just as

Is what more of a hassle than it's worth?

KDE4 is extremely stable on every distro I've used it on and 4.2 RCs are
even better.  Obviously the 4.2 does have some minor issues, but it's
much improved over even 4.1


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