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__/ [ -=SilliCone=- ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 15:35 \__
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>> There are various disributions with programs compiled to take full
>> advantage of the processor. There is a Mandriva and SuSE version for
>> 64-bit processors. There are many more, but I can't name them with
>> confidence. I definitely think it's worth a try. The drivers that come
>> with the kernel have no issues, throughout-wise.
> Don't expect too much. The shipped programs are mostly compiled with the
> 64-bit libs, but there is stuff missing. Of course you get the 32-bit libs
> as well, and you can run all 32-bit software.
> So, were's the trouble? Easy. Just try to get enigmail running, for
> example. Either you have more and more 32-bit software (-> why the heck do
> you have a 64-bit OS?) or you won't have what you had before.
Intersting insights. I have heard something along this line of argument
before. For what it's worth, I have investigated the issue regarding
Enigmail (I'm on their mailing list) and came up with:
leading me to:
where a 64-bit version exists.
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