sciguy-Ja3L+HSX0kI at public.gmane.org
Mon Jul 13 03:22:35 UTC 2009
Since the acquisition of my new 64-bit machine, I have found that with such
firepower, you get stability in Linux all right. Now if only they can write
software for it. Much of what I wanted in Linux didn't have 64-bit versions.
Even on Firefox, it was some time before any flash applets would work, once
they were written.
This problem was compounded by the fact that I recently purchased a new HP
multifunction color laser printer, which didn't work in Linux that well. In
addition, my 1 TB external drive (with accomodata firewire/usb housing) is not
recognised, and Ubuntu has been notoriously slow with updates on this
architecture. When I was using 32-bit, not logging on for a month would mean
that there were a myriad of updates waiting for my approval. Doing the same
thing now in the 64-bit system would yield nothing or very little in the way of
updates. To date, I have a 64-bit OS, with a blank (icon-less) desktop since it
seems nothing will connect to it.
We have entered a new "low phase" in Linux: the long wait for apps to run in
the new 64-bit architecture. I think this happened before, when the
architecture first moved to 32-bit.
> Anyone here been using Kubuntu 64 for sometime? Is the system overall
> pretty stable? I noticed the other day the CodeBlocks my fav IDE seem
> to crash both with the one obtained using get-apt and built from
> tarball source. I've logged the error wit the CB developer.
> I just want to know if anyone else has seen odd crashes on this distro?
> Kind Regards,
> Rajinder Yadav
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