Advice sought about 64-bit Fedora

Marcel Janssen korgull at
Sat Jul 9 14:54:01 UTC 2005

On Saturday 09 July 2005 15:25, Anand Buddhdev wrote:
> I'm soon going to get an AMD64-based computer. I would like to use a
> 64-bit linux distro on it, but I'm not yet sure if that is the best
> thing to do. I am particularly concerned about firefox and plugins. I
> believe that in order to use the binary plugins like flash and java, I
> would have to use the i386 version of firefox, instead of the x86_64
> version.

It should work, but I haven't tried it yet. I don't care much about flash.
I think the fedora FAQ mentions something about it.

> I am also concerned about how VMware would run in under 64-bit FC4.

Works well. I'm using it right now.

> Are there users out there using 32-bit software on 64-bit systems? And
> what are your experiences like? Would you recommend that I go for the
> 64-bit version, or should I just install the complete OS as i386 (which
> kind of defeats the purpose of having an AMD64 processor).

If the 64bit version is available I would use that. If it's not than the 32bit 
version should also work.


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