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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?



Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> I noticed that http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora appears to be
> strongly promoting i386 Fedora over x86_64. Is this intentional or an
> oversight?

This is, sadly, intentional. I and others have been complaining about this 
for months, we got ignored, all in the names of making things work for 
people who are not smart enough to figure out whether their computer is 64-
bit or not. The argument that almost all new non-netbook machines are 64-bit 
anyway also got ignored.

IMHO, the right solution is to make the 64-bit edition the default download 
and to work on making the error message people get when trying to install it 
on a 32-bit machine nicer: "We're sorry, but your computer is too old to 
install this 64-bit version of Fedora. Please download the legacy 32-bit 
edition instead."

        Kevin Kofler


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