How long will 64bit Ubuntu users have to wait?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Sep 22 22:25:57 BST 2006

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 03:45:08PM -0500, Kilz _ wrote:
> How long do you think (in time or versions)it will take for desktop systems 
> to standardize on the 64bit platform seeing that few 32bit processors are 
> being sold by Intel and AMD?

I'm not an industry analyst; I'm sure you could find predictions based on
real data which would be better than any answer I can give at the moment.

> Am I wrong in believing that a goal of Ubuntu is to get users who may use 
> Windows to use Ubuntu? To make it simple for those same Windows users to 
> setup Ubuntu?

You are correct.  However, that is not Ubuntu's only goal (if it were,
Ubuntu would look a lot more like Windows), and there are many complementary
ways of achieving it.

 - mdz

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