Thursday 12 May 2005

64b is Sweet

Been re-ripping my entire CD collection now that I have my baby Friday all dressed up. She runs at about 10 minutes to rip and encode a disc no matter what else I'm doing. Actually, I haven't tried playing UT while ripping, but I'm sure she wouldn't mind.

So far only a couple squirrely things with 64b. I'm running Ubuntu for AMD64 and any of the open-source stuff is super awesome. Installing the browser plugin for Java was a pain in the ass though. Mixing 64b and 32b applications isn't cool. E.g. 32b java plugin in 64b Firefox was a no-go. After some poking around, it turns out Sun doesn't provide a 64b browser plugin so I had no choice but to go with Blackdown. Sun Java's platform independant bullshit only matters if they have a build for your platform.

Otherwise, 64b rulez, yo! UT is smokin (though that may be more due to the BFG 6600 GT OC PCI-E card I have then the change from 32b to 64b), everything is powerfully sweet.

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