What to use for browser flash support?
On Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:42:54 -0800, NoOp wrote:
>And for those that have decided it's OK to hijack Harry's thread with
>OT 32bit CPU debate...
>Site acts the same on 32bit Ubuntu:
>Chromium 63.0.3239.84 (Built on Ubuntu , running on Ubuntu
>16.04) OS Linux
>$ uname -a
>Linux ... 4.4.0-112-generic #135-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 19 11:48:14 UTC
>2018 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
> description: CPU
> product: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz
> vendor: Intel Corp.
> physical id: 4
> bus info: cpu at 0
> version: 6.14.8
> serial: 0000-06E8-0000-0000-0000-0000
> slot: U2E1
> size: 1733MHz
> capacity: 2048MHz
> width: 32 bits
The thread wasn't hijacked. It's important to be aware that upstream of
non-free software could make decisions that could be problematic.
Before peperflash Adobe flash for Linux was discontinued, was completely
outdated for years. That it changed for the moment,
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ , shouldn't hide the
fact that nowadays even old 64 bit CPUs became useless for some
software, see https://www.bitwig.com/en/support/faq.html : "64-bit
dual-core or better x86 CPU with SSE3 support"
Wiki's spreading misinformation don't help either, see
the Wiki claims that the Athlon X2 BE-2350 supports SSE3, but this is
false information, see the output of hwinfo,
I replaced my Athlon X2 BE-2350 based machine by a newer Intel machine
around a year ago.
So again, nowadays you even can't use older 64bit CPUs for some tasks,
especially not as soon as non-free software is involved.