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From: Jim <Jim@...>
Subject: Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 18:08:14 -0500
* on the Sun, Mar 26, 2006 at 03:20:26PM -0600,
* Barry.SCHWARTZ@... said:
> 
> Maybe User-Mode Linux would work for you?
> 
> I use a 32-bit chroot with essentially a complete system in
> there. Once it's set up it's easier than maintaining two systems,
> because the chroot doesn't have to be configured for boot and
> shutdown, and because in fact most of the programs aren't used. But
> space efficiency is so 1970s. A whole bloated system is there if I
> want to use it for anything, such as a non-portage program that barfs
> in 64-bit and which I don't feel like fixing.

UML sounds like it might be worth a shot.  As far as the chroot goes, I
never used gentoo that way.

What do you do for a browser?  Do you have to chroot every time you want
to run your browser?  Or do you run a 64-bit browser?  The only real
thing that I am missing is the ability to see a video in Firefox such as
the movie trailers at Apple, etc.

Jim
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