State of the 64bit?

Avi Schwartz ubuntu-users352 at
Thu Aug 26 00:52:31 UTC 2010

On 08/25/2010 07:41 PM, Matt Ryanczak wrote:
>    On 08/25/2010 08:25 PM, Avi Schwartz wrote:
>> 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 run 64bit Ubuntu on my laptop. flash works fine. It is 32bit but with
> the appropriate 32 bit libraries it "just works" all of which get
> installed when you install flash. Java seems to work fine too. It is
> worth noting that the nvidia drivers and other stuff required to support
> my hardware all work with out problems. I cannot speak to the ATI
> drivers stability but they are available via apt.
> This is good news.  I may just backup my computer to an external drive 
> and install the 64bit version and give it a go.
> If I find issues I can always restore it back although the 
> backup/restore cycle will probably take me a day or so.
> Avi
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