State of the 64bit?

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Thu Aug 26 02:02:00 UTC 2010

> On 26 August 2010 01:25, Avi Schwartz
> <ubuntu-users352 at> 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 went 64-bit with 9.10. It was fine. A few glitches with Flash in
> some sites and in Chrome, but it worked.
> 10.04 is better still and has removed those glitches. Flash and Java
> work fine in Chrome, Seamonkey and Firefox, on YouTube, Break,
> DailyMotion, etc. etc. Quicktime playback on works and
> everything.
> Just do it. You will barely notice any difference. The only problem
> I've found was running Spotify on WINE, which works on 32-bit but not
> on 64-bit. So I run it in a TinyXP VM under Virtualbox. Results are
> perfect.
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Wow, how did you get Flash to work on Ubuntu 10.04, or WINE for that  
mater?  I think I got both working in 32bit which I tried first when I  
got 64bit PCs.  Then I switched to 64bit Ubuntu and all is well but  
Flash and WINE....

A. Jorge Garcia
Applied Math & CS
Baldwin SHS & Nassau CC
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