[CentOS] Options for desktop?

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Sat Jul 7 21:38:57 UTC 2007

Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> At work I am building and will be responsible for maintaining 64-bit
> Centos 5 systems.   For desktop use, I'm debating between 32 and 64-bit
> versions.
> I know such applications, such as flash for firefox, are first honed for
> 32-bit systems, then evolve for 64-bit.   What other obstacles could I
> expect to face _if_ I chose 64-bit over 32-bit for the desktop?

That really is the only major problem ... that several packages do not
exist in x86_64 and you will have to maintain both i386 and x86_64 RPMS
installed to get the items that do not exist for x86_64.

> I'd be installing on an 8 GB dual core high-end Dell desktop.

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