My lab is using 64 bit distros of SUSE and Linux Mint and hasn't had
any compatibility issues that I can recall.
Ho Leung Ng
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
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Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 15:57:40 -0400
From: Roger Rowlett <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Who is using 64-bit Linux?
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
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
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