HowTo: Install the IBM Notes 9.0 client on Ubuntu 64-bit

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IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes) is a corporate email and database collaboration tool. It's still popular and widely used, and at the time of writing is now up to version 9.0. Unfortunately IBM have a bad habit of assuming no-one uses 64-bit operating systems (yes, even in 2014), so with the exception of the Apple OS X version which doesn't have a 32-bit version at all, IBM continues to compile the Linux and Windows versions as 32-bit only applications. Installing the 32-bit Linux version does not work on 64-bit Ubuntu/Debian systems "out of the box" because of some hard-coded 32-bit only pre-requisites. This article will describe how to modify the installer so that it will work on 64-bit systems. (more…)
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Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux 64-bit

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Finally got around to downloading the Alpha of Adobe Flash Player 64-bit for Linux to try it out, and I have to say it feels good. My desktop box at home is no slouch, but clearly the old 32-bit wrapper and plugin combo was holding back Firefox badly - I notice it loads a little more snappily and heavy Flash-laden pages load much more smoothly and quickly. Normally I wouldn't endorse an Alpha to anyone but cutting-edge users, but I have to make an exception here. I'm going to keep using it until I come across a major show-stopper such as Firefox lockups or what-not. If you'd like to try out the 64-bit plugin for yourself, here's what you have to do. (more…)
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