[CentOS] Installing Java on X86_64 CentOS 4.1

Preston Crawford me at prestoncrawford.com
Mon Sep 19 19:26:36 UTC 2005

On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, Johnny Hughes wrote:

> Personally, if you need to run 32-bit software, I would just install the
> i386 distro on my x86_64.

I hate to say, but I concur with this opinion. I had an Athlon 64 for a 
while and tried running SuSE on it when it first went 64 bit. With all the 
various plugins (Java, Flash, etc.) that don't work, you really have to 
ask yourself what you use the computer for. If you need the plugins and 
other 32-bit apps, then it might not be worth running the 64-bit version. 
That was my experience. The x86_64 architecture is worth it, IMO, if only 
because of the shorter execution pipeline, etc. So I think it's a good 
investment. Unfortunately, I don't think software has caught up yet to 
where using it for desktop stuff provides a significant advantage.

Maybe for databases. I don't know.


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