State of the 64bit?
ubuntu-users352 at cfftechnologies.com
Mon Oct 18 00:16:00 UTC 2010
On 08/26/2010 10:07 AM, Tarun Khanna wrote:
> 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 though.
> good luck.
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 8:25 PM, Avi Schwartz
> <ubuntu-users352 at cfftechnologies.com
> <mailto:ubuntu-users352 at cfftechnologies.com>> 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?
OK, I took the plunge and installed 10.10 64bit on my Dell Studio XPS.
So far most of everything I tried seems to work fine except when I try
to install Tweetdeck from their web site. Clicking on the flash based
install button (on http://www.tweetdeck.com/streaming for example) does
nothing at all. I tried with both the Ubuntu "official" plugin and with
the latest beta of the Adobe 64bit flash plugin obtained from the Adobe
labs. I suspect that the problem is with the web site since other sites
seem to work fine.
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