State of the 64bit?

Tarun Khanna tarunkhanna at
Thu Aug 26 15:07:30 UTC 2010

I have been using 64bit Ubuntu since 9.04. I had trouble earlier with flash
and had to go through hoops to get it to work. It always did work in the
end, after some work though. However now it works just fine through the
adobe-flashplugin package in the Ubuntu repository. I haven't tried java

good luck.


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 8:25 PM, 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?
> Thanks,
> Avi
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