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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?

On 12/09/2009 02:05 PM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
On Wed, Dec 09, 2009 at 06:51:59 +0100,
   Ralf Corsepius<rc040203 freenet de>  wrote:
Seems to me, as if some people in Fedora's leadership don't want to
understand that being able to deploy Linux on "old" or "recycled"
hardware used to be one big selling point in Linux.
I think the question is really, is Fedora suitable for being deployed
on older hardware?
In its early days, it was.

  Currently it isn't (for some value of older).
Ageed, it isn't anymore. As I feel, <sarcasm> "Fedora has followed up Microsoft the Vista way" </sarcasm>

Those using modern hardware may find this "cool", those who don't, switch away to using different distros.

I think if people wanted to try and make this happen, it could happen.
<sigh> It wasn't a lot of work in the early Fedora day - It simply worked out of the box! </sign>

However, some $DEITY's have decided otherwise ...

I am inclined to think "inevitably, because such platforms aren't the platforms most developers use nor the platforms "RHEL is aiming at" ... These people think in terms of "Quad machines" and "RH clients", but forget about the amount of "old" machines which are still actively being used and about "use-case niches".


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