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  1. #1
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    Linux x86_64 vs x86

    Hi everybody!

    I1m just wondering wich type of os should be installed on my pc. I have a 64bit processor. Does the x86_64 version have disadvantages? For example I can`t install flash player for this architecture Why does it need different player if all 32bit programs can run on it? If I have a 64bit version OS, do i need different drivers than I use in the 32bit version? What would you recommend to install?

    thanks a lot

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    Aug 2004
    Yes, 64-bit Linux operating systems do have drawbacks. You will need 64-bit device drivers (such as 3D drivers). Here is my opinion on the matter:
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