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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?

-- hendrik

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