[Mageia-discuss] Installer: Server v. desktop kernel: No choice?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Jul 18 14:43:15 CEST 2011

On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:28:39 +0100
Maurice Batey <maurice at bcs.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Jul 2011 18:25:55 +0200, Renaud MICHEL wrote:
> > What problem do you have with x86_64 install?
>   There were problems with some apps' 64-bit versions, e,g, Java/Flash
> extensions for Firefox, and as (from what I have read) the performance
> benefits of 64-bit v. 32-bit do not appear to be significant, I have
> stuck to 32-bit.
> Hopefully there will be a time when the 64-bit app problems go away, and
> when there are signs of that I will change to 64-bit.

For the record, I haven't had any trouble with 64-bit stuff for years.
Even the 64-bit Flash plugin works fine.

(the performance benefit can be ~20% for CPU-bound stuff, by the way)



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