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



On Mon, 17 Nov 2008, Tom Horsley wrote:

> > 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.

  that's exactly the kind of thing i was talking about, and i already
knew about the 64/32-bit firefox plugin issue.  i was just curious if
there were any other annoyances that one should know about.

  is there a web page that summarizes these issues?  that would be
kind of handy.

rday
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