Re: amd64 kernel + 32-bit userland: compiling a new amd64 kernel
On Thursday 03 Jul 2008, Dieter Rohlfing wrote:
> So there's a need for a second system. Then I prefer one system, which is
> pure 64-bit.
If you're going for a pure 64-bit system, then you'll most probably also have
to go to for a pure Free Software system, since a lot of proprietary, Caged
software is 32-bit only.
This really is not as big a disadvantage as it sounds like; especially as
there will soon be a full GPL Java interpreter and Gnash is coming on in
leaps and bounds. I personally have never had a problem using just the
Free "nv" driver with nvidia cards, though there are 64-bit versions of the
Caged driver if you feel the need to pollute your system.