Eric at on 27 Apr 2012 13:43:30 -0700

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[PLUG] Upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

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I'm considering upgrading my workstation from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS.
I am not a fan of the early versions of Unity but I'm willing to try
the latest incarnation.

Another hesitation I have is choosing the architecture.  I have an
Athlon64 X2 processor and could use the 64 bit image.  One advantage
is that I could easily use all 4 GB of RAM without rebuilding my kernel.

When I tried this in 2008 or 2009 it was an extraordinary hassle because
programs like Firefox only had add-ons for 32 bit versions.  I lasted
about 3 weeks before I wiped it out and went back to 32 bit.  I need
those add-ons!

Is this still the case or have they come up with a better way to have the
32 bit applications co-exist on a 64 bit OS.

Any other experiences with 64 bit Ubuntu?

Other recommendations?  I sure like the ease of getting software in the
Ubuntu/Debian form.

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