[K12OSN] Motherboard Manufacturer Recommendations?

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Wed Jul 9 19:37:31 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-09 at 13:29 -0400, Henry Hartley wrote:
> James P. Kinney III wrote:
> >> Save yourself some headache and just go with the 32-bit versions.
> >> Since you only have 2G RAM, there is really nothing to be gained
> >> with the 64-bit. The 64-bit only is needed above 3.5GB RAM (or
> >> use the PAE kernel in 32-bit but it's a performance hit).
> You're almost certainly right.  Nevertheless, I'll probably give the
> 64-bit version a try, since this is my first 64-bit system.  Also, on
> the eventual "production" machine, there will be enough memory to
> warrant the 64-bit install and this will let me see what concerns we'll
> have 64-bit wise.  I know there are issues with 32-bit plug-ins
> (specifically the Flash player) for Firefox so I'll need to install the
> 32-bit Firefox.  Are there others?

It's the firefox/flash issue that's the biggie. Just use the 32-bit
firefox and affiliated multi-media toys) and it's all fine.
> -- 
> Henry
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James P. Kinney III          
CEO & Director of Engineering 
Local Net Solutions,LLC                           

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