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Re: Help deciding whether to use the amd64 port

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Martin Dickopp wrote:

Dave Carrigan <dave@rudedog.org> writes:

I am going to be upgrading my Athlon XP workstation (running
Debian/unstable) to an Athlon 64 in the next week or so. I am trying to
decide whether to use the AMD64 port or to stick with the IA32 port.

According to the FAQ at
 - For workstations, some applications have problems - most notably
   mozilla and its derivatives, and Openoffice.org porting efforts have
   just begun. However, a growing number of people use this port on
   their desktop system, and are really happy with it.

I occasionally use Java, I don't use Openoffice, and I regularly use

Firefox itself runs without problems here, but I don't use proprietary
plugins (e.g. Java or Flash), so I cannot comment on them.

I'm using firefox and the blackdown java re & pluggin.  Things seem to be OK.

Don Hayward

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