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Old 10-27-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
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AMD64 processor, Install 64 bit kubuntu?

I have a laptop that has an AMD Turion64 Processor. Should I install the 64 bit version of Kubuntu, or will some things not work? I am going to install Kubuntu 6.10. Previously, I had lookied into installing the 64 bit version, but I heard that there were some programs that didn't work on that version, and I was just wondering which one I should install now.

Is there some way that I can install 32 bit applications on this computer if I install the 64 bit OS? Or will I have to use only 64 bit applications?

Old 10-27-2006, 10:34 AM   #2
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There are still one or two programs that aren't 64 bit the biggest one being Flash, but other than that almost everything has a 64bit version. Finally, yes it is possiable to run 32bit and 64bit applications at the same time.
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Some programs, like Wine I think, don't like to work on 64-bit but at least some of them can be installed on 64-bit too, with a little work (like Wine, example). I see no reason not to install 64-bit Kubuntu; I'm not familiar with what happens if you try to install 32-bit Kubuntu on your 64-bit system, or if it's even possible, but on the other hand I see no reason not to do it. If you've got 64-bit processor, take the advantage out of it. If you were able to move from 100% Windows --> Linux, I think you can handle moving from 32-bit --> 64-bit.
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I will install the 64 bit version. Flash would be one of the main reasons that I wouldnt, but I found a post about how someone with Debian had installed the 32 bit version of firefox so that they could install 32 bit extensions, including flash. I think if I mess around with it a little bit, I should be able to get flash running on this computer.



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