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Re: Changing the default 32-bit x86 arch for Fedora 12 (#2)



On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Bill Nottingham<notting redhat com> wrote:
> - Atom is the only currently produced 32-bit x86 chip of note; optimize
>  for what's currently available

Just as an aside, can we do anything to help people identify whether
their hardware is 64bit capable?

I'm thinking specifically with people with "Centrino" stickered
laptops of unclear vintage who may not realize that they have a 64bit
capable machine even when they do. The Centrino branding doesn't
exactly make it obvious as Intel pushed 64bit capability into the
brand at some point (2006 ?).

How many people are running 32bit Fedora on 64bit capable hardware
without realizing its 64bit capable laptop hardware?

-jef


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