12.04 LTS: 64-bit desktop by default?

Alan Bell alanbell at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 16 18:26:11 UTC 2012

Netbooks are less likely to be installed using the CD (no built in 
optical drive) so if someone does have a 32bit netbook they want to do a 
fresh install on they still can download the 32 bit iso and put it on USB.
Have you tried a 64 bit install on a netbook? Seems fine to me on the 
netbooks and Atom desktops I have tried, but I have not done a 
scientific performance comparison, it just works fine.


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