Bought a Phenom, now what?
Robert R. Russell
zoohoo.linux at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 00:01:35 PST 2009
On Sunday 04 January 2009 05:44:42 am Mike Lynch wrote:
> The 64 bit compatible flash player and JAVA issues are the primary
> reason I haven't moved
> to pure 64 bit. What I don't understand is why on earth is it taking so
> long for those two things
> to get worked out? Does anyone have any insignt? I've done 32 to 64
> bit software porting
> and it's just not that difficult to do. If anything it's just tedious
> busywork more than anything
The 64bit flash player is excellent, in my opinion actually better than the
32bit flash player.
The 64bit open source Java requires some real "fun" to install, and that is
all I will say to avoid a flame war over my opinion of GCC, Open Class Path,
The 64bit Java from Sun works on almost everything except for the one Java
applet that I actually use. Though, I think that most of the problem is
related to some "advanced/fragile/incompatible" features that the applet
tries to use. I think, it should have been made into a Java based desktop
application during its last major redesign. Of course since 64bit Linux
doesn't officially have a Java working plugin at this moment, I doubt
anything will get fixed anytime soon.
My personal opinion, and this is just my personal opinion is stay 32 bit for
everything except servers that never touch Java or Flash.
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