x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

Richard Zidlicky rz at linux-m68k.org
Tue Sep 28 15:30:33 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 09:37:06AM +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 09/27/2010 10:03 PM, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > 
> > If anything I would expect the 32bit Desktop Live torrent download
> > activity to be lower because of the promotion of the direct download
> > link of that particular iso.  The splits in 32bit and 64bit download
> > activity in the torrent server is very suggestive of a continued
> > preference for 32bit installs regardless of what we promote.
> Sure, but the question is how much of that is simply due to a lack of
> awareness.  

lack of awareness of advantages perhaps?

One  issue - many people have a mix of systems not all 64 bit capable. As long 
as the advantages are not overwhelming many of those will stick to a single
variant for practical reasons and obviously that can only be 32 bit.


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