How long will 64bit Ubuntu users have to wait?

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at
Mon Sep 18 18:28:29 BST 2006

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Kilz _ wrote:
> Just how long do you expect 32bit systems to be in a majority when even
> the cheap processosrs are now 64bit like the celeron D? How long are the
> developers going to develop for what is rapidly becoming a thing of the
> past.
> Walk into any computer store and count how many 32bit systems you see.
> Do the same with 64bit systems. Do the math.
> Granted the 64bit systems will have a 32bit Windows installed. But me
> and a lot of people expect that to change when Vista is released. How
> many people do you expect to want to try 32bit Ubuntu over 64bit Vista?

64-bit Vista will not allow users to use unsigned software or drivers.
This will drive users away, and I suspect many to use the 32-bit version
as a result. Don't get me wrong, although I don't have a 64-bit
processor, I understand and fully support the effort for better 64-bit
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