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Re: Changing the default 32-bit x86 arch for Fedora 12



>> - Intel i586 (all)
>> - Intel Pentium Pro
>> - Intel Pentium II
>> - Intel Pentium III
>> - 32-bit AMD Athlon
>
> As an ambassador, it's going to be hard to explain people that I can't
> install Fedora 12 on their computers that still run Windows XP, Ubuntu
> and others perfectly fine.
>
> We see 32 bit Athlon at Install Parties (I don't think so for the
> other ones) here in France, where we are supposed to be a "rich"
> country.
>
> Fedora moves from an OS suitable to poor people (I mean, the fact that
> it is free of charge is a perfectly valid reason for using Linux) to
> an elitist OS that will only support (and welcome as contributors!)
> people rich enough to upgrade their hardware. That is kind of sad, but
> if that's the plan forward, I'll try to refine my ambassador speach

Agreed. According to the web Microsoft will still support machines of
this spec for Windows 7. That feels like a bit of a kick in the teeth

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx

Peter


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