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OZFive
March 9th, 2009, 05:11 AM
How is the water over here in the big pool?


Possibly a build from Dell, any feedback on it and compatibility with Ubuntu?
My Components
SYSTEM COLOR Jet Black
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9550 (2.66GHz/1066Mhz FSB/6MB cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Service Pack 1 64 Bit
OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Works Plus 2008
WARRANTY AND SERVICE 2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
HD DISPLAY Bright, Hi Resolution, glossy widescreen 17.0 inch RGB LED display (1920x1200)
MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
HARD DRIVE SIZE: 250GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) with Free Fall Sensor
VIDEO CARD 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
OPTICAL DRIVE 8X Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
WIRELESS CARDS Intel®WiFi Link 5100 802.11agn Half Mini-Card
BLUETOOTH Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)
INTEGRATED WEBCAM Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
BATTERY OPTIONS 56 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
SOUND OPTIONS High Definition Audio 2.0
KEYBOARD Back-lit Keyboard
FINGER PRINT READER Integrated Finger Print Reader

OZFive
March 9th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Anyone using 64bit Ubuntu?

Anyone?

Bueller?

Vince4Amy
March 9th, 2009, 05:42 PM
As with Most distros Ubuntu is good when it comes to the 64bit version, most of the applications are 64 bit and the ones which aren't are either closed source so cannot be compiled for x64 for example Skype or cannot possibly be compiled into x64 for example ZSNES which was written in 32-bit ASM code so it's not possible to compile an x64 build.

If you should need them 32-bit Applications will be installable using ia32-libs
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Adobe Flash Player has an alpha build for x64 Flash and Java as of Update 12 includes an x64 browser plugin so you should be good to go.

whoop
March 9th, 2009, 05:43 PM
I am. Not sure what your question is. But I would recommend running a 64 bit livecd and seeing how it performs.

Eisenwinter
March 9th, 2009, 06:52 PM
I use 64bit Arch, and it runs perfectly.

Chemical Imbalance
March 9th, 2009, 06:58 PM
64-bit is good to go. Everything works great (and faster in my experience). As has been said, if you need to, you can run 32 bit apps with the proper libs

Thelasko
March 9th, 2009, 07:08 PM
It runs wonderfully. I've been running 64-bit since Feisty. It just gets better and better. I expect Jaunty will take 64-bit to a new level with native 64-bit support for Flash and Java in the repositories.

I currently have native 64-bit Flash and Java working in Hardy. I just had to install them manually. A few minutes in the command line (for Java only) and it works, no problem.

Even if you are afraid of the command line, Intrepid users can install 64-bit Java via OpenJDK and and 32-bit Flash with ndispluginwrapper using synaptic.

steveneddy
March 9th, 2009, 07:16 PM
I think that's the wrong color to run 64 bit successfully.

/jk :D

I think you would be happier buying from System76 (http://www.system76.com/).

Lots better customer service and better hardware.

Customer service at System76 (http://http://www.system76.com/) rocks, also!

johnjohn2
March 9th, 2009, 07:27 PM
64 bit is only good when being used with more than 4 gig of ram i currently have 8 gig and therefore i need 64bit.

it is utterly pointless using 1 gig and having 64 bit installed.

RegardsJohn

johnjohn2
March 9th, 2009, 07:29 PM
nvidea alsowork alittle better than ATI

Vince4Amy
March 9th, 2009, 07:32 PM
nvidea alsowork alittle better than ATI

What the heck has that got to do with the OP. It works as good as it does on 32-bit.

Stan_1936
March 9th, 2009, 08:11 PM
....which is not as good as NVIDIA(on 32-bit).

Vince4Amy
March 9th, 2009, 08:13 PM
This is not an ATi vs nVidia debate.

Stan_1936
March 9th, 2009, 08:17 PM
How is the water over here in the big pool?


Possibly a build from Dell, any feedback on it and compatibility with Ubuntu?
My Components
SYSTEM COLOR Jet Black
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9550 (2.66GHz/1066Mhz FSB/6MB cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Service Pack 1 64 Bit
OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Works Plus 2008
WARRANTY AND SERVICE 2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
HD DISPLAY Bright, Hi Resolution, glossy widescreen 17.0 inch RGB LED display (1920x1200)
MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
HARD DRIVE SIZE: 250GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) with Free Fall Sensor
VIDEO CARD 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
OPTICAL DRIVE 8X Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
WIRELESS CARDS Intel®WiFi Link 5100 802.11agn Half Mini-Card
BLUETOOTH Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)
INTEGRATED WEBCAM Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
BATTERY OPTIONS 56 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
SOUND OPTIONS High Definition Audio 2.0
KEYBOARD Back-lit Keyboard
FINGER PRINT READER Integrated Finger Print Reader

There's the problem.

Vince4Amy
March 9th, 2009, 08:21 PM
It's not a problem.

Roberticus
March 9th, 2009, 08:37 PM
64 bit is only good when being used with more than 4 gig of ram i currently have 8 gig and therefore i need 64bit.

it is utterly pointless using 1 gig and having 64 bit installed.

RegardsJohn
Um, no.
http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_elyssa_x64.php#benchmark

"The desktop also felt snappier and more responsive under x64, especially launching and switching between applications felt faster."

I can say the same on my laptop, Ubuntu 64bit on Acer Aspire 5520 with 2GB RAM.