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Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 09:41:45 -0500
From: taum <taum.hanlon@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [vox] No reason not to switch
To: "LUGOD's general discussion mailing list" <vox@lists.lugod.org>

I've been running Ubuntu 64 for a while now and I haven't had any 
problems with multimedia apps.
I'm not a major mm user but my sound works.
I use Xten to make voip calls and Rythmbox to listen to music every 
day... I use GIMP and VLC a fair amount and haven't had any real problems.

*shrug*
I'm not a graphics designer or anything though....

The biggest issues I've had are Adobe Flash and Java ... but those seem 
to be largely resolved.


Taum


Chris Evans wrote:
>Going 64bit will leave you out in the rain, as most multimedia apps 
>are still 32.
>Linux needs a 32/64 layer to allow olds apps to run. 
>
>
>
>2009/1/29 Brian Lavender <brian@brie.com <mailto:brian@brie.com>>
>
>    Sorry, I was trying to be funny. The serious part of the message was
>    that I still haven't switched to 64 bit, since I don't feel like
>    dinking
>    around with things that I already had working in 32 bit. I know in a
>    previous post, I asked about 64 bit and it sounded like people were
>    having good luck with it, but there still sounded like a couple
>    annoyances. I just use VirtualBox for Win XP. It runs so great. I have
>    professors at school who have some document that Open Office just
>    doesn't render correctly, so I keep XP as a VM with MS Office 2007.
>
>    I guess the real temptation is to see the remainder of that 4 Gigs
>    installed in my laptop. I have to say I am impressed with the power of
>    this Dell laptop and its Intel T7500 processor. I believe I have fired
>    up five or six VMs and the machine still seems to chug along.
>
>    On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:26:27PM -0800, Chris Evans wrote:
>    >    I recently switched to Ubuntu intrepid 8.10, decided against
>    a triboot
>    >    w/ xp
>    >    and an pleasant surprised by the capabilities on my laptop.  I
>    >    recommend install a
>    >    fat16 or 32 part 1st and install dos/windows 98se and mounted
>    as a /dos
>    >    in linux and
>    >    conf dosemu to use that part. to boot off of.
>    >    I still not sure if /boot should be its own partition or on
>    the /...
>    >    Be sure to be playing the  victory music, when you delete
>    your xp in
>    >    fdisk. :-)
>    >
>    >    On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Brian Lavender
>    <[1]brian@brie.com <mailto:brian@brie.com>>
>    >    wrote:
>    >
>    >      So, I have been using Windows all my life, and now I have
>    no reason
>    >      not
>    >      to switch to Ubuntu, except for Uncertainty, Doubt, Fear,
>    and Taxes.
>    >      I
>    >      like to think of this as UDFT. It's sort of like the upcoming
>    >      transition
>    >      to digital TV. I used to switch over to the UHF knob, and
>    now I have
>    >      painted the letters UDFT onto it. All should be good.
>    >      JK. ;-)
>    >      I see native versions of Flash and the Java Plugin
>    available for
>    >      Ubuntu
>    >      64 bit.
>    >      [2]http://queleimporta.com/category/linux/64-bit/
>    >      If you don't read spanish, the english is a little down the
>    page.
>    >      ???úSi, me importa!
>    >      brian
>    >      --
>    >      Brian Lavender
>    >      [3]http://www.brie.com/brian/
>    >      _______________________________________________
>    >      vox mailing list
>    >      [4]vox@lists.lugod.org <mailto:vox@lists.lugod.org>
>    >      [5]http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox
>    >
>    > References
>    >
>    >    1. mailto:brian@brie.com <mailto:brian@brie.com>
>    >    2. http://queleimporta.com/category/linux/64-bit/
>    >    3. http://www.brie.com/brian/
>    >    4. mailto:vox@lists.lugod.org <mailto:vox@lists.lugod.org>
>    >    5. http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox
>
>    > _______________________________________________
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>    > vox@lists.lugod.org <mailto:vox@lists.lugod.org>
>    > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox
>
>
>    --
>    Brian Lavender
>    http://www.brie.com/brian/
>
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