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|At this time those with a 64 bit processor have the option of installing the 64 bit version of Ubuntu.
Not all software is available in the 64 bit environment. In particular non-free items are usually 32 bit.
For example the Flash plugin is a 32 bit program.
Some programs can be run in the 64 bit version of Ubuntu by using the 32 bit libraries.
You can use ["Rootsudo":sudo] and apt-get to install these libraries.
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs*
One can also use the ["SynapticHowTo":Synaptic package manager] to install the 32 bit libraries.
Another option is to create a 32 bit environment with ["DebootstrapChroot":chroot]
|#REFRESH 0 http://help.ubuntu.com/community/32bit_and_64bit|