x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Sep 28 15:40:41 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 17:32 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
> > 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.
> x86_64 will also work on an overwhelming majority of hardware around. 
> Basically all non-netbook x86 hardware made in the last few years is 64-bit!
> > until i686 is uncommon (which is still not yet)
> It is. Excepting netbooks, you'll be hard-pressed to find a 32-bit-only 
> machine that's less than 3+ years old.

Why do you think it's a good idea to except netbooks? And why do you
assume running Fedora on a three year old machine isn't a fairly common

(I have both 3+ year old 32-bit only machines and netbooks running Linux
right here at home).
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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