Whatever you do, make sure you have enough bottled water before the next
I am using 64-bit linux almost exclusively for some time now. "XRD
software" works fine, no lingering issues that I can report. ia32-libs
do the trick for 32-bit binaries.
On Tue, 2012-04-03 at 15:57 -0400, Roger Rowlett wrote:
> The time has come for me to upgrade my Linux OS to something more recent
> for me and my student workstations. A 32-bit distro is certainly
> conservative and compatible with CCP4 and Coot, but it seems like that
> solution hobbles my hardware and puts some limitations on available
> memory, even with PAE enabled. So who is using a 64-bit distro these
> days, and are there lingering issues of compatibility and dependency
> hell with commonly used XRD software, like CCP4, Coot, iMOSFLM etc.?
> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (beta) actually works OK with one simple workaround for
> the global menu for CCP4 and Coot, and wine compatibility is fine for
> running CrysalisPro in the same environment, so it's really comes down
> to whether or not the extra performance of a 64-bit OS is worth the pain
> of compatibility issues for XRD software. Any thoughts?
> Roger S. Rowlett
> Gordon & Dorothy Kline Professor
> Department of Chemistry
> Colgate University
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> Hamilton, NY 13346
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Oh, suddenly throwing a giraffe into a volcano to make water is crazy?
Julian, King of Lemurs