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What's the downsides of Running Ubuntu 9.10 32bit on AMD64 Processor

What's the downsides of Running Ubuntu 9.10 32bit on AMD64 Processor

I was thinking about installing Ubuntu 9.10 32bit on a DELL Inspiron 1501 with 64bit processor Laptop. Since It's was real pain to me to run Java Browser plugin, Flash Plugin, J2ME Toolkit, and many other tools. But It was 90% OK with me.

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Guest [Entry]

"For what it's worth, the Flash 10 64-bit alpha solves the previous disaster situation with 32-on-64 Flash. I don't have any troubles on 64-bit (although I don't run the Java plugin as I have always hated it). The last thing on my system that still requires ia32-libs is the unfortunate Skype (which is nasty even on 32-bit). Looking forward to getting rid of that. But yeah, if:

I just want compatibility!

Then 32-bit is the obvious choice."
Guest [Entry]

No downsides. I'm doing just that: running Ubuntu 9.10 32 bit on a 64 bit laptop.