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Using Adobe Flash and Other 32-bit Applications on 64-bit Linux

Jul 24, 2008, 18:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward Amsden)

"Being a technology enthusiast, I decided to install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu on my new Toshiba laptop, equipped with an AMD Turion 64 X2 dual core processor. Most of the applications in Ubuntu's repositories have been recompiled for 64-bit support, so productivity is not a problem. Even the restricted drivers, such as the ATI frglx and the Atheros MadWifi drivers, came precompiled. I was writing documents, browsing the Web, chatting with Ekiga, and listening to music almost as soon as Ubuntu was installed. The joyride came to an end when I tried to find a video for one of my favorite new songs on YouTube. Apparently, the only plugin available for Flash video was the open source player Gnash, but it would not even display the YouTube video player."

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