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Re: [opensuse] Re: 64bit Kernel and 32bit Userland - how to do it?
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 11:10:16 -0500
  • Message-id: <49258BE8.2050204@xxxxxxxxxx>
Joachim Schrod wrote:
James Knott wrote:

A user won't notice much difference between 32 & 64 bit apps. Other
than Seamonkey & Firefox, everything on my computer is 64 bit, AFAIK. Seamonkey & Firefox are 32 bit, due to plugin availability, but 64 bit
versions are available. When you use Yast to install an application,
you can chose 32 or 64 bit versions. 64 bit vi really rocks! ;-)

Really? Do you develop Java under Eclipse Ganymede with 64-bit Java 1.5, using Tomcat6, JBoss, all sorts of Libraries from JPackage, etc.?

My impression is that this is not yet stable enough to be used beyond tests and experiments, on a daily base in projects where I don't get paid by the hour, but by results that my clients want ASAP.

Actually, that's why I want to have a 64-bit kernel, to be able to do such experiments in my spare (non-client-paid) time, using virtual machines. With 750 GB disk space and 8 GB main memory just on that desktop system, I should be able to have the resources for that... ;-)


No, I'm not a developer, but I've been using 64 bit OpenSUSE for about 2.5 years. It works fine for me. Then again, if you're running a VM, you can always add a 32 bit version too.

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