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2008/5/10 Michael Beckwith <michael d beckwith gmail com>:
Personally, I think it'd almost be perfectly safe to offer just 32bit by default. It'll be almost guaranteed to run. Someone wanting 64bit will know enough to click a little bit more and find the 64bit version. Only exception to these thoughts would be the PowerPC ones which I'm not the most familiar with.
 
+1
 
Most part of people will be happy, not only because is simple choose their version else faster. By this way Fedora should be easy, without let of be useful for advanced users.
For example:
 
Desktop 32 Bits     (?).  If a user wants to know "what is it" just do a click on the (?). And it will show a description about what is Desktop 32 Bit.
Desktop 64 Bits     (?).  The same, but should be clear that this option is not recomended for inexpert users.
Desktop PowerPC  (?). Only choose this option if you want Fedora running on your Mac. (Description).  
 
Finally I think is useful a little space for common quiestions. For example a have 3 basic questions. (This is thinking curious user ). A short answer and a link to documentation if its necesary.
 
All the software provided in Fedora 64 bits, is completely optimized for 64 bits processors?
Are there a big difference on performance between 32 bits and 64 bits version for common users?
If a have a laptop, the power consumption is the same on 32 bits and 64 bits?
 
Regards.

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Diego Escobar
Fedora Ambassador for Colombia
Fedora Release 8 (Warewolf): Linux Kernel 2.6.24 + Gnome 2.20

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