State of the 64bit?

Tim Henderson bizdev at
Fri Aug 27 16:59:55 UTC 2010

I've been running 64bit since 8.04.  Never had any problems, except for 
the previous work-arounds for flash.  However since upgrading (fresh 
install) to 10.04 everything seems to just work.

Tim H.

On 08/25/10 20:25, 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?
> Thanks,
> Avi

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