64-bit - is it worth it?

Andrew Jorgensen andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 21:30:17 MDT 2008


On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Shane Hathaway
>  Running 64 bit isn't much of a fight anymore.  The only real holdout is
> Flash, and that works through nspluginwrapper.

Actually the only real real holdout is the Java browser plugin which
doesn't exist for 64-bit linux and doesn't work under nspluginwrapper
for some reason.

Also it seems sometimes there are drivers that are more stable in
32-bit than they are in 64.  YMMV.

And ndiswrapper requires 64-bit ndis drivers if you're on a 64-bit
kernel, right?  Can be hard to find.

It should be noted that linux32 (aka setarch) is your friend when
using 32-bit chroot jails.  Just in case someone here didn't know
about it and wanted to be saved some grief.



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