PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

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PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by ron_1 » 2015-03-14, 23:39

Out of curiosity, is anyone here running PM for Linux on a 64-bit version of Linux? Does it run well on a 64-bit version?

Would it be too time consuming to also make a 64-bit Palemoon for Linux?

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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by SvenG » 2015-03-15, 00:08

Looking at the downloads
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/25.3.0/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/25.2.1/
it's around 1:1, Usually, when you have a 64 bit Linux distro running 64 bit Pale Moon is no problem, you might more likely run into issues when you try to run the 32 bit version on an 64 bit OS.

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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by Night Wing » 2015-03-15, 01:24

I run 64 bit linux Pale Moon 25.3.0 in 64 bit linux Mint 17 "Qiana" (and 64 bit linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" in my second desktop tower computer) without any problems. Keep in mind I'm not a power user in either Linux or Windows. I'm a non-technical computer average user so if anyone is going to have problems with linux Pale Moon, it'll be me and like I just said, "no problems".

The only add-on/extensions I use are:

NoSquint 2.1.9
Ablock Latitude 3.0.2 (disabled for certain sites such as the Pale Moon forums)
User Agent Overrider 0.2.4 (currently disabled)

Appearance Lightweight Themes (Personas):

Flazarus
Caramel
Emerald Stone
Hydriel
Mint Yellow
Sweet Mint
(and a few others)

Plugins:

DevX Web Player
Iced-Tea Web Plugin
QuickTime Plug-in
Shockwave Flash (11.2.202.451)
VLC Multimedia Plugin
Windows Media Player Plugin 10 (this is for linux, not Windows)
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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by ron_1 » 2015-03-15, 01:29

Thanks for the links SvenG, and the info, Night Wing.

I wasn't aware that there was a 64-bit PM for Linux.

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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by trava90 » 2015-03-15, 03:33

I run the 64 bit on my Manjaro Linux box (plus in a couple 64 bit VM's, and occasionally the 32 bit in a VM as well), and my wife uses the 64 bit on her Linux Mint 17.1 box. Our OS's are different, with Manjaro being a rolling release distro, whereas Linux Mint is a fixed release distro (here is a good article on the differences, if you're interested). Our browsing habits are also very different: I generally do a lot of searching and research online, going to many different and new sites all the time every day, whereas my wife generally sticks to just a handful of sites she normally visits. All that to say neither one of us has ever encountered any kind of an issue with Pale Moon on Linux.

FYI, if you use the installer for Linux, it will automatically download and extract the correct version based on your OS (32 bit or 64 bit).

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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by Night Wing » 2015-03-15, 12:16

I also ran 64 bit linux Pale Moon in 64 bit linux SolydX. No problems with it in SolydX either. SolydX is debian based while Mint is ubuntu based.

I no longer use SolydX because I found I liked Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" better.
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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by andy80 » 2015-03-17, 03:20

I am using PM 25.3.0 64bit on openSUSE 13.2 with no problems so far, even if I have a lot of addons installed.

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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by Lucio Chiappetti » 2015-03-17, 10:26

PM 25.0.2 openSUSE 11.3 and happy
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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by squarefractal » 2015-03-17, 13:24

Lucio Chiappetti wrote:PM 25.0.2 openSUSE 11.3 and happy
Any reason you're not using the latest version of Pale Moon (i.e. 25.3.0)?

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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by Lucio Chiappetti » 2015-03-18, 09:19

Reason is that I do not run after each new version ... once installed and running, I stay with what I have for quite a while
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Re: PM for Linux on 64 bit Linux

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2015-03-18, 09:34

Lucio Chiappetti wrote:Reason is that I do not run after each new version ... once installed and running, I stay with what I have for quite a while
Every new version of Pale Moon is fairly significant and almost ALWAYS has security fixes. It is inadvisable to run an older version.
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