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    what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    Why does the ubuntu download site say this.64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage.Is there a problem that we are not being told about!
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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    Quote Originally Posted by necromonger View Post
    Why does the ubuntu download site say this.64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage.Is there a problem that we are not being told about!
    I expect its to stop new users from running before they can walk!

    Its the first time I have taken a look at the new website... looks a lot more friendly.

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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    It does look good.But if there problems that will give new users trouble we need to open the 64 bit thread up And help them.
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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    In all honesty the problems that used to exist with 64-bit aren't really there any more, at least in my experience.

    However, I think encouraging new users to the 32-bit rather than 64 is generally a sensible move. 32-bit will work for everyone, 64 may not.

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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    The only problem I'm aware of with 64-bit is the "Pix Frogger" game doesn't work, and when you install flash, you're actually installing the 32-bit with a wrapper. But a new user wouldn't notice, or care, about that one.
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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    I wondered that too and filed a bug a few days ago
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-website/+bug/585940
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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    Yeah thats weird. I would think that Ubuntu 64bit would be the default choice to download since computers have had 64bit architecture for several years now. Even entry level computers now come with 4 gigs of ram. I think it is easier for a novice user to just install the 64bit Ubuntu than mess around with installing the PAE kernel to be able to use all their system's memory.

    My only gripe is that the flash in the repository is only 32bit and is installed with the ndiswrapper. I understand though that since adobe hasn't officially released the 64bit adobe flash it cannot be included in the repositories. I just hope it is officially released in June along with the official release of Flash 10.1 (first week of june i think?)

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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    Quote Originally Posted by necromonger View Post
    Why does the ubuntu download site say this.64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage.Is there a problem that we are not being told about!
    Someone's being ultra cautious there. I've been using 64 bit for ages no problems at all.

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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    I use 64 bit, but darn it all each time I do an install I have to screw around to get Flash working properly. This could be a turn off for tons of users.

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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky. View Post
    I use 64 bit, but darn it all each time I do an install I have to screw around to get Flash working properly. This could be a turn off for tons of users.
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