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Google Gears for Linux 64 bit Redux

Earlier I posted that there was no Google Gears for Linux x64. Well I found a solution here. I was able to install it in a few minutes and I'm not in WordPress "turbo" mode. There are a few applications that take advantage of Google Gears. The key feature of Google Gears is that it allows web applications to run offline. I believe that it's used by WordPress to cache most of the application locally. This allows it to run much faster. Hopefully this helps some of you find Gears for x64 Linux. I should have looked a little more before I posted that last entry about it being non-existent.

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Google Gears not supported on x64 Linux

I was about to create a post in my blog and thought, "I think I'll switch to turbo mode." Of course, in order for turbo mode to work in a wordpress blog you must have Google Gears installed. Unfortunately, there isn't a version of Gears for x64 Linux. I love linux, and I love having a computer with 8gb of RAM. I also love being able to use all 8gb of RAM so a 64 bit OS (or at least a PAE enabled OS) is required. Google, as much stuff as you have running on Linux, why can't you make an x64 version of Gears for me?

I waited on Google Earth for over two years. It finally came. Why do the Linux nerds have to wait till last for all of Google's cool stuff. Since most of the stuff is beta for a long time anyway, why not just let the Linux nerds be the beta testers. I think it's at least a courteous gesture.

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