that Linux guy wrote:
I'm guessing that even though Vista 64 and Win7 64 are just as easy to use as their 32-bit counterparts, I don't think Linux has made it to this point yet.
I tried installing Debian Lenny 64-bit yesterday. Installation was just as easy as it's ever been, but I couldn't say the same for installing programs and setting things up. I spent a couple hours alone just trying to get Flash to work. I was also trying to get standard Firefox instead of Iceweasel. This was a bitch too. They don't have a 64-bit Linux binary and I didn't feel like compiling it for my rig just yet.
Once I finally got Flash working, next was sound. Sound worked just fine in my Linux installs until PulseAudio came along. I can disable Pulse and enable ALSA, but it was a bit confusing the last time I did it.
Usually, manual installation in Debian isn't that hard. Flash is just a .deb file, and Java is easly. Ubuntu is much easier with only enabling a "dirty" repo and marking Java for installation via apt-get. Flash installs on it's own via Firefox. Sound issues still there, but that's only one issue.
64-bit Linux is, in fact, pretty easy these days. There's even a 64-bit flash plugin (technically still in beta, but works fine for me).