On Jun 19, 2006, at 11:35 PM, Michael Collette wrote:
Bit of a dilemma here with my primary desktop machine suddenly up
and dieing on me. I'm now in the market to slap together a new PC
I've started with looking at picking up an AMD64 based system.
After Googling around for a while I still have some concerns I
haven't been able to address. Probably just not looking the right
Mostly I'm worried about some of the proprietary stuff like Flash,
Acrobat, nVidia Drivers, Java, and the like not working.
Is anyone out there actively using the AMD64 processor as a desktop
machine? Are any of these 32-bit apps going to prove to be a show
stopper for me?
The alternative appears to be the P4 with all the motherboards I've
seen using audio devices that aren't supported. Still, I'd rather
buy an old sound card and have all the software at least
functional. Any advice out there?
You can always run the 32bit i386 version on the AMD motherboard if
you find out that the above stuff doesn't work so well. I don't use
FreeBSD as a desktop so I cannot comment on that part but amd64
issues with flash etc does not mean you have to buy a P4 or other
Intel chip based system.
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