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

Sergiy Kachaniuk serzholino at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 12:12:22 UTC 2013


On 09/05/2013 04:22 AM, pansz wrote:
> 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 ubuntu.
> Then how do you explain they need 64 bit install media?

AFAIK generic kernel has PAE enabled since 12.04, so user will see all 
RAM present. And for systems without PAE installation is tricky by using 
non-PAE netboot ISO.

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