[SATLUG] Upgrade time, with questions!

Justin Burdette justin.burdette at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 09:59:43 CST 2008


Glad to know I won't have problems then...the Firefox/Flash bit shouldn't be
too much hassle if that's all I've gotta deal with.

Just a little paranoid after my experience with WinXP's 64-bit edition and
trying to run 32-bit software on it...that was not fun <shudder>

Justin

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 9:57 AM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Justin Burdette
> <justin.burdette at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Finally decided that this old machine has had it. Newegg is sending me a
> new
> >  board, processor, case, and memory. I've been running OpenSUSE 10.3(i586)
> >  on this computer, and the new one will be an Athlon 64 X2, so I'm
> presuming
> >  I need to use the x64 version. Now I come to the question...I've
> noticed
> >  that it doesn't seem that a lot of the packages I can get for i*86 are
> >  available as x64 packages. What will I need to do to run them on the
> x64
> >  system?
>
> What packages do you need? You can always mix and match 32/64 bit apps
> on a 64bit system. About the only program that is NOT available as
> 64bit is Flash but there are ways of getting a 64bit Firefox to use
> the 32bit flash plugin.
>
>
>
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