x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Mon Sep 27 20:57:56 UTC 2010

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 22:15:48 +0200,
  Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Sep 2010 21:58:26 +0200, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 21:50:21 +0200, Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil at redhat.com> wrote:
> > > F14+ livecd-tools have now /usr/bin/mkbiarch for live images automatically
> > > choosing x86_64/i686.  I was told it is too late for F14 biarch spin but for
> > > F15+ that one should be the best default.
> > > 
> > > (With all the movie downloads around please do not reply wrt file size.)
> > 
> > It still matters whether or not stuff fits on target media.
> After CDs have been replaced by DVDs which have been replaced by flash
> disks(*), have you ever seen a CD-only drive?  Popular small notebooks have
> even no longer a DVD drive.
> (*) That it makes no sense with Internet is offtopic for what is popular.

Some people still burn CDs as they are a bit cheaper. Some file systems in
popular use, have file sizes limited to 4 GiB (which is less than fits on
a DVD).

There are still breakpoints in sizes and these may be more important than
being able to run natively in both i686 and x86_64 modes with the same

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