Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at ubuntu.com
Sat Dec 20 19:39:43 GMT 2008

]] "Przemek Kulczycki" 

| I'm wondering if we really need a full 64-bit OS and all applications at all.
| In [Open]Solaris, only the kernel and some apps are 64-bit, and the
| rest is still 32-bit because being 64-bit doesn't give them any
| advantage.

Does it give them any advantage being 32 bit?  If not, why not just go
with a pure 64 bit OS?

| I know it's out of scope of this discussion, but maybe instead of
| having a separate full 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Ubuntu we could
| try a Solaris way and make a one hybrid 64-bit/32-bit os?

Sure, you can do that, and if you want to do that properly, you
implement multiarch.  That's a bit of work, though.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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