[Novalug] Linux get's 64bit version of Adobe Flash FIRST!
junk at taiotoshi.org
Mon Nov 17 19:54:02 EST 2008
I've been running 4 Ubuntu 8.4 Desktop boxes with the 64-bit version for
over a year now. I tarred my home directory when I installed Hardy
(which is when I switched to 64-bit as well). Everything else is a new
install. I recently upgraded the same boxes to 8.10 with no headaches.
I modified a script found here:
and added the multimedia codecs and what not.
Basically, I only have good things to say about the experience. Just
about everything multimedia on the Internet works...Sometimes an
embedded video doesn't load properly, but things crash with all the OSes
from time to time.
If splitting your HD is an option, you can experiment without trashing
your existing set up. I think you'll find that 64-bit works "out of the
On Mon, 2008-11-17 at 16:55 -0500, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 09:03:59PM +0000, Jeff Stoner wrote:
> > On Mon, 17 Nov 2008, David A. Cafaro wrote:
> > > apparently has released the first alpha version of its Flash Player 10
> > > technology for 64-bit Linux. That would be the first native 64 bit
> > >
> > I just installed it (after removing all the crap I had to install to use
> > the 32-bit version in a 64-bit browser.) My non-scientific, purely
> > subjective testing shows marked improvement in performance.
> > Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), Firefox 3.0.3.
> Anyone care to share their experience in transitioning from a
> 32- to a 64-bit environment? My laptop usage is non-critical
> and presently, for my purposes is working fine, a Dell Vostro
> with Hardy Heron, 2GB RAM, a dual-core intel cpu, and discrete
> nVidia graphics. The wireless works, my bluetooth wireless
> mouse works fine, and virtualbox has nearly eliminated my
> booting the windows partition.
> So time to change it right ;)) I'm considering using it as
> my first foray into 64-bit linux. Is a full, from scratch
> install necessary or can I "upgrade" the 32-bit environment?
> How about dual-booting using the windows partition?
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