x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

Athmane Madjoudj athmanem at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 20:43:55 UTC 2010

On 09/27/2010 09:30 PM, Gregory Maxwell wrote:

> Right— it's clear that i686 is far more commonly installed today but a
> non-trivial part of that must be due to the fact that the x86_64 links
> are hidden.  The smolt cpu stats (mhz, number of cores, vendors)
> suggests that a significant portion of these i686 installs are x86_64
> hardware.  Though I don't know of any way to gage this precisely.
> Does anything smolt gathers reliably indicate if the system is x86_64
> capable? If so, could that data be made public?
> I would expect that the i686 install will remain the most common so
> long as that is what the Fedora project promotes.

IMHO the spins page are more i686/x86_64 neutral, eg:


Athmane Madjoudj

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