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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?



Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> writes:

> 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.

If only the 32-bit version was smart enough to install a 64-bit kernel
when appropriate, this would not be such a disaster. Running a 32-bit
kernel with 4GB of memory is asking for trouble, and machines with 4GB
are probably as common as netbooks.

32-bit or 64-bit userland doesn't make such a difference.


/Benny


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