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Re: Experience with x86_64-only (no i386) in F10?



Steve Snyder wrote:
Hello.

I'm about to wipe my x86_64 F8 installation in preparation for installing x86_64 F10. Since I'll be doing a clean install, I'm feeling adventurous. My plan is to go 64-bit only - no 32-bit binaries. Mind if I ask a few questions?

1. In prior versions of Fedora there was no provision for doing a 64-bit-only installation. You had to do a standard x86_64 install, then erase all the i386/i686 RPMs. Is that still the case, or can I opt at installation to only install x86_64 and noarch packages?

2. What functionality will I be giving up to go 64-bit-only? In times past the immediate answers to this was Flash Player and the Sun JVM browser plug-in. Between the alpha 64-bit Flash Player (which I've been successfully using for 3 weeks) and IcedTea, these drawbacks seem to have been resolved. Anything else?

Thanks.


It seems like I have replied to this question several times lately, but perhaps more in conversation than on the list.

Anyways, there is a beta 64bit flash that works well.
   http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

Adobe's acrobat reader works just fine.  Just install with:
   # yum localinstall AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1.i486.rpm

Many other commercial and non commercial 32bit apps that do not have a 64bit version, can also be installed this way.

Good luck!



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