Re: 32 or 64 bits for the end user.
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 10:53:00AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Been using 64-bit Sid for about 2 years.
> 64-bit Iceweasel 3.5.17 (in Sid) works great with Flash 10.2r152, but
> v4.0 (b12 thru rc2 from Experimental, confirmed w/ Mozilla FF) has some
> "inconsistencies" with Flash. The 32 bit IW and FF 4.0 beta and rc
> versions have no such problems.
> Of course, they happen to be on (some) sites that I want to use...
> So, when I reinstall Sid in the next few days (boot device is old and
> spitting out SMART errors), I'm going to install 32-bits. Once
> stabilized with the nvidia drivers, I'll probably try a 64 bit kernel to
> get a larger memory space for my processes (and to be cool).
Thanks. This seems to be just the kind of intormation I need. The
system will be running stable, or testing, so the question becomes: will
these iceweasel vs flash problems impede iceweasel's transition to
testing. My guess is that maybe it won't.
But it looks like 32-bit for normal use is my way to go; sticking 64-bit
as a dual-boot might help test when it's really ready.
Is multiarch on the hirizon yet?