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Re: any drawbacks to 64-bit versus 32-bit install?



> obviously, either a 32-bit or 64-bit install will work fine, but are
> there any compelling reasons why i might want to use the "safer"
> 32-bit version?  i don't know of any, but i'm willing to be persuaded
> one way or the other.

I don't know about "safer", but firefox 32 bit plugins work better for me
in genuine 32 bit firefox with no nspluginwrapper. Of course you can get
32 bit firefox in a 64 bit install, but it is less trouble to get it in
a 32 bit install since there isn't a 64 bit version confusing things :-).

Similarly, a 32 bit mplayer (from rpmfusion repos) will be able to access
the windows codecs stashed in /usr/lib/codecs, if you dig up content
for /usr/lib/codecs and you have funky enough multimedia to play that you
need the windows codecs.


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