[CLUG-chat] 64-bit Linux

Russell Tiedt rtiedt at rusty.org.za
Fri Aug 25 19:50:58 SAST 2006


Paul Scott wrote:

>On Fri, 2006-08-25 at 06:35 +0200, Russell Tiedt wrote:
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>>Seem to remember that Ubuntu, and Debian are/have 64-bit versions available.
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>Yes, both Ubuntu and Debian have 64bit version available. One thing to
>keep in mind though, if you are going to use it as a desktop, it is
>quite a mission to get things like openoffice.org installed, as they
>only ship a 32 bit version on debian. Ubuntu ships with the 32bit libs
>all set up and ready to go, and Oo.o installed by default (with the
>desktop version). Other 32bit apps work seamlessly on Ubuntu, but
>require some gymnastics on other distros.
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Hmm ... will be using as a desktop mainly ...

Thanks for the warnings ...

Regards,

Russell


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