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Old 05-07-2009, 01:38 AM   #16
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Hello,
excuse me if this is not the right place to be asking a broad question like this ( LOL ) [..]

I assume i will need a virtual machine of sorts to run my adobe software -
Uhg. Just go get and use OS-X.

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:00 AM   #17
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As for flash, it is available only for 32bit and you have to be content with it but it should still work without much issues.
That is odd, I've been using flash on a 64 bit kernel for quite some time now. Its been available for 64 bit linux since November.

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:35 AM   #18
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I am on Stoner Edition 1.0-64 (Jaunty derivative) right now and flash is fine.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 01:07 AM   #19
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Well that is the pre release 64 bit flash. But I have never felt need for that. 32 bit flash works good on 64 bit kernels and never had any problems with flash till date. Installing 32 bit version will not affect the work quality much and is very very usable.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 02:03 AM   #20
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That is my experience too. My Hardy install has never had flash changed although the kernal has been upgraded to 64. I have never had trouble with anything made for 32 under a 64 system. Maybe I am just lucky.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:46 AM   #21
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Most of the people will still have 32bit flash without any problems and if flash works the way it is many would delay transition from 32 to 64 bit. At least I would.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 06:21 AM   #22
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For me, on this box, I prefer 64. I can run in 32 or 64. You have to disable 2 CPUs to run in 32. At 2.4GHz apiece, this is a big chunck of power down the drain. It is noticable, particularly when running something like Gimp.

From what I have seen there seems little reason to go to 64 other than something like my case. I run a number of 32 base OSs in 64 mode and have no trouble with them.

I switch to 32 to update though because other wise you start getting converted to 64. So if you run a 64 box and install the 32 version you will end up with 64bit kernal updates. As I said, this happened with my Hardy installation. Doesn't seem to have hurt anything though.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 11:28 PM   #23
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Most of the people will still have 32bit flash without any problems and if flash works the way it is many would delay transition from 32 to 64 bit. At least I would.
You know what, on kubuntu 8.10 I couldn't seem to get 32-bit flash working. So just for reference, the 64-bit pre-release version works great.
 
Old 05-27-2009, 02:18 PM   #24
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Hi,

Give Simply Mepis 8 a try. You won't be disappointed. Flash works out of the box, MP3's play out of the box. DVD's works out of the box. Fantastic selection of Software. It's ready to go. Live cd is slow but after installing it speeds up considerably. No comparison.

http://www.mepis.org/

Nicsmr

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Old 05-27-2009, 02:34 PM   #25
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I have a partition with mepis8 on it. I think it is a pain.

That is on my box yours may well be different. Burn some live CDs and give several a try on your box and see what you like.

This is linux, you have choices.
 
  


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