Ken T. ktectropy at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 17:36:32 UTC 2009

On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:39:39 -0500, 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?

I use it on my system.  Flash and Java don't work out of the box, but you 
can get them working without too much hassle.  My video drivers work 
acceptably well, but I'm not a gamer.  

There are still hassles associated with it.  Most of these will go away 
over the next couple of years.  I understand the next release of Java 
will have a 64 bit java plugin included.  Not sure about flash, but I 
would expect them to have a 64 bit version before too long.  

Unless you really need 64 bits for something, I would just go with 32 
bits.  I use more memory than 32 bits can accommodate for some things, on 
occasion, often enough to justify the extra hassle.  

Ken T. <ktectropy at gmail.com>

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