Fwd [ubuntu-release] Please promote 64-bit images by default on the download pages

pansz pan.shizhu at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 01:22:19 UTC 2013

For non-technical user, if 32-bit is the default image, the may wonder why
they have a 4GB or 8GB memory computer but they cannot see 4GB memory in

Then how do you explain they need 64 bit install media?

On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:46 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>wrote:

> Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
> >Should we follow and recommend 64 bit?
> >
> >My gut feeling is that most people have 64 bit computers now and I
> >trust the foundation team to have done the legwork to verify that.  So
> >I'm in favour of it.
> Most do, but there have been stacks of 32 bit only Atom netbooks sold in
> the last several years. Given that we want to be friendly to non-technical
> users, I think we should wait.
> Try writing out the instructions for a non-technical user to figure out if
> they need a 32 bit image. I'm not sure how to do it.
> I'd suggest we do this for 14.10.
> Scott K
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