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Re: ia64 and i386

On Tue, 24 May 2011 21:14:38 +0530, Mihira Fernando wrote:

>> On Tue, 24 May 2011 17:26:36 +0200, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>> (...)
>>> Actually I never understood why people would want to install i386 when
>>> amd64 is possible. Since from amd64 you can still run x86 code ... but
>>> not the other way around. Is there a drawback when installing an amd64
>>> kernel ?
>> Ha! :-)
>> There are no Thunderbird binaries for the released version packaged for
>> 64 bits OSes and some people (e.g., me) do not like messing/bloating
>> their systems with 32-bits compat libraries.
>> And Thunderbird is the first package it came up to my mind without
>> struggling my brain, there still has to be many others...
>> Greetings,
> Adobe flashplayer comes to mind as well. While there is a 64 bit player,
> I've found that the 32bit one plays without any hiccups that the 64bit
> one seems to have (No need to have flash is evil debates here. Some of
> us wants to watch youtube and other flash sites).

The 64-bits version is still labeled as "beta" but to be sincere, almost 
all of the Adobe software could be tagged that way. This can sound a bit 
rude but heck, with all the people and resources they have their software 
should be 99.999999∞% "bug-free" >:-)



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