[CentOS] Silly question x64 vs i386

Jake Shipton jakems at hotmail.co.uk
Wed Dec 16 23:51:43 UTC 2009


On 16/12/09 23:37, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 December 2009 21:52:05 Jake Shipton wrote:
>    
>> On 16/12/09 19:53, Scot P. Floess wrote:
>>      
>>> I have one box on my home network that is x86_64 capable...
>>>        
>> Personally, if you had asked this 3 years ago, I'd have said "Go i686"
>> due to compatibility.
>> But now-a-days with up-to-date distributions there isn't many packages
>> that aren't for x86_64.
>> Heck even flash finally got a x86_64 Linux version now :-D (Took them
>> long enough though!)
>>
>> Any machine I have that can run in x86_64, I normally install a x86_64
>> OS, and recently,
>> I haven't found anything I need that is only i686.
>>      
> Skype?
>
> Best, :-)
> Marko
>
>
>
>    
I knew someone would find something that isn't 64-bit, in fact, I was 
waiting for it. :-p

But, after a quick Google search, it's possible to run Skype on x86_64. 
;) just install the i686 libs,
job done (apparently) :-)

Same way as any OpenSim/Secondlife viewer is installed :-)

Not the most ideal way to run programs on 64, but it works :-)

Though I personally don't "need" or "use" Skype ;-)











*waits for someone else to go list a bunch of anti-64 packages*

PS: Seemingly, Your "Reply-To" makes my email client want to reply to 
you only (Which I put back to CentOS instead) may cause others to also. 
Just letting you know :-)

-- 
Jake



More information about the CentOS mailing list