Re: 32 or 64 bits for the end user.
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 04:55:34PM -0600 Jaime Ochoa Malagón said:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Hendrik Boom <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> > Yet again the 32 vs 64 bit question.
> > I have Debian systems at home running 32 bits, and my server has been
> > running happily in 64-bit mode fopr years. Now I get to install debian
> > for an end-user on another AMD-64 machine. 64-bit mode is tempting, but:
> > Are there still significant end-user problems for 64-bit Debian? The
> > machine has nvidia graphics on the motherboard (I believe). My user is
> > likely to want to use flash, which has always been a problem in Linux,
> > but ... Is it still even more of a problem in 64-bit mode?
> > Any other likely end-user problems?
> I think you could use it for an end user...
> Really few problems right now just try...
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I have been using the 64-bit port since March 2006. Flash was not
available at the time. I must point out that I am a user who enjoys the
benefits that Debian brings and am thus prepared to put up with a few
Flash stopped being a problem at least two years ago - I could be wrong
there, it may be even longer than that. I have no reason to regret my
choice of using the 64-bit port. And, I may add, I am a non-technical user.
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