State of the 64bit?
ubuntu-users352 at cfftechnologies.com
Thu Aug 26 00:25:33 UTC 2010
I am currently running 10.04 in with a 32bit kernel on my Dell Studio
XPS 16 laptop but I am considering switching to 64bit mainly because my
machine has 8GB RAM of which the 32bit version sees only 3GB.
Few years ago I tried running 64bit but found the experience lacking to
put it mildly for a desktop. There were issues with Java, Flash and
other proprietary software.
My question is whether the 64bit situation has improved? I know there is
currently no 64bit version of flash for Linux (if there will ever be)
but will the 32bit version run reasonably well in a 64bit environment?
Good enough for YouTube, Hulu, etc? What about the ATI driver (the
proprietary one)? Any other issues I need to take into consideration
while making the decision?
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