State of the 64bit?
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 00:31:51 UTC 2010
On 08/25/2010 06:25 PM, Avi Schwartz wrote:
> 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?
I am running 64 bit on 10.04.1 and it is good. It depends on
your CPU. If it supports 64 bit go for it.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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