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Feb. 6th, 2006

10:45 pm - Battle of the Gladiators

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Date:February 8th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
If you are entertaining any notion of running Windows programs under Wine, you should consider installing the i386 version of Ubuntu instead of the AMD64. Wine won't compile on 64-bit processors. (You can, I believe, run Wine inside a 32-bit chroot jail on a 64-bit Ubuntu install. But that's a lot harder than just installing the i386 version of the OS.) Installing the i386 version will also allow you to run Flash and the win32 video codecs without having to setup chroot.

Of course, when there is no stable 64-bit Windows, part of the appeal of running GNU/Linux is getting to use those 64 bits. And you won't get to if you install the i386 version.
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