quick question about linux

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  1. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    if i install AMD x64 kubuntu will all my apps also need to be 64-bit? or can i safely run 32-bit apps?
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    To answer your question:
    I have an amd 64 machine and run on it suse 10.1 64-bit. However, some apps I run, like amarok, firefox and java are 32-bit. So no worries there. You can run 64-bit apps for max. optimization, but 32-bit apps will also run very well. There's no 64-bit firefox, so it would be a waste of resources if not compatiblity to install a 64-bit java plugin for it. Likewise, avg for linux is also a 32-bit app. No problems there at all.
    So, go ahead and enjoy.
    Remember - linux is not windows - things actually work.
    Mrk
     
  3. WSFuser

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    under windows x64, u can run still 32-bit apps (except various security software and programs using drivers). i wasnt sure if it was the same with linux.

    thanx very much for the confirmation tho.
     
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