64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 21:36:24 UTC 2010

This subject just will not die. Look back through the logs.

Basically the problem is that some users will try and install 64 bit
on a 32 bit machine and claim that Ubuntu does not work. Maybe they
can make a test to see if the computer is 32 bit and tell the user
that they need 32 bit, if so?

As far as 64 bit not working. Can you show me an example?? Anyone?

Flash works both ways, as a 32 bit with a wrapper or as native 64 bit.

Java does not have any problems that I have seen in years.

After a LOT of talk, it was found that 64 bit IS faster. Who cares if
it is bigger? How many people have 64 bit machines that are running
out of room because the programs are to big?? As has been pointed out,
computers become 2 times faster and have 2 times the memory and HD
every 14 months or so. 64 bit is the future and for many, it is the

Been running 64 bit since before it became easy. Even when it was,
"hard", it was not much harder than trying to make java and flash work
with a wrapper and that was done for us by the devs quite quickly and
has not been a problem since.

What has been a problem is all the upgrading to software that was not
ready for the big time and making that the standard. KDE4 being a
prime example. Where was the scare message then?

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