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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.
    I have the plugin in ~/.mozilla/plugins and with home on it's own partition it just works when I reinstall.




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

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

    Copy & Paste from another forum.. But very apt

    Trouble is, everyone will keep telling you that it's it's sinful to use only 32-bit and you're a heretic if you don't use 64-bit yada yada yada.
    Well as someone who's used 64-bit for the last 10 years tell them from me that they are are talking out of their behind . Choose 32 or 64-bit and ignore the uneducated idiots

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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.
    I stopped using 64 bit because of this issue. I don't want to hunt around the internet for instructions if I can help it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JDShu View Post
    I stopped using 64 bit because of this issue. I don't want to hunt around the internet for instructions if I can help it.

    Carlees installer DOES work.

    Remember to uninstall first though

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sub101 View Post
    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.
    Only if they put the md5 hash in the download page...

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

    The flash issue is quite major, for example not being able to click elements on YouTube with the default flash install. Still to say it's not recommended seems silly, that's literally the only problem I have. Oh that and the Amazon MP3 client. Silly proprietary software!
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    Re: what is going on64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
    Copy & Paste from another forum.. But very apt
    "Trouble is, everyone will keep telling you that it's it's sinful to use only 32-bit and you're a heretic if you don't use 64-bit yada yada yada.
    Well as someone who's used 64-bit for the last 10 years tell them from me that they are are talking out of their behind . Choose 32 or 64-bit and ignore the uneducated idiots"

    Wow. I can't say that's in any way apt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dE_logics View Post
    Only if they put the md5 hash in the download page...
    Sorry... how so?

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

    As a new user:

    My first try was with the 64 bit version -

    A) It doesn't come with a GUI, but that is easily fixed.
    B) It reported HDD sizes wrong when partitioned.
    C) It would not work with the 2 different wireless cards I had handy, a Belkin and a Hawkins.

    So rather than risk it, I reloaded the 32 bit version.


    Now I don't know this for a fact but:

    You won't be able at address more than 4GB of memory with a 32bit CPU, nor a HDD larger than 2 TB, IIRC.

    So the main reason to run 64 bit is to go past 4GB and 2 TB?
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