Originally posted by baldy1324
will you be able to run non-64-bit apps at all?
Yes, x86_64 (unlike IA64) is an extension of x86 and so is compatible with 32-bit x86 (and even 16-bit) apps. but you may have to install it manually because I don't know if you can get Yum to install and update 32-bit apps for you. There are certain proprietary software, like Java plugin and Flash, that are only released for 32-bit; and so commonly people on 64-bit run a 32-bit browser, etc.