12.04 LTS: 64-bit desktop by default?

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 18 14:19:10 UTC 2012

On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:58:34 +0200
Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Stuart Langridge [2012-04-18 13:17 +0100]:
> > instead of primarily thinking of the DVD move as being about "add
> > more packages" (and thus losing the discipline that the restricted
> > CD size brings), think of it as being about "support more machines",
> > so there is One True Ubuntu DVD regardless of which architecture
> > you're on and there's not a choice between i386 and amd64, between
> > different languages, and so on?
> I can't say I like this much. Instead of penalizing some 20% of users
> who downloaded the wrong image, this would penalize 100% of users by
> always having to download both effectively, knowing that 50% of it is
> a definitive waste.
oh, i didnt mean to make it the default image at all but have something
like: "if you are unsure which arch your hardware is, download the
bi-arch DVD image instead of the default CD one" ... on the
ubuntu.com download page.

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