x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Sep 27 17:53:09 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-09-27 at 13:48 -0400, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> The Fedora web resources (e.g. http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora )
> continue to promote i686 installs over x86_64, the result being that
> only a third of fedora users are on x86_64.
> When will the Fedora project begin recommending x86_64 as the
> preferred option on the relevant hardware?

i686 will run on x86_64 and i686 machines and on the overwhelming
majority of hw someone will happen to have.

x86_64 will not.

until i686 is uncommon (which is still not yet) I think we should keep
the default i686.


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