Question: which Installer?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Sep 28 04:56:56 UTC 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 11:04:35AM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 09:21 +1000, Taryn East wrote:
> > I have an athlon... not a 64. 
> > 
> > Should I use x86? doesn't sound right, but neither does the 64-bit
> > architecture fit...
> Yes, you want the x86 installer. contains this paragraph:

> Ubuntu is suitable for both desktop and server use. The current Ubuntu
>  release supports Intel x86 (IBM-compatible PC), AMD64 (Hammer) and PowerPC
> (Apple iBook and Powerbook, G4 and G5) architectures.

We should add a README.html to the download directory with similar
information, and map more brand names to architecture names (e.g., Athlon64
-> amd64, Macintosh -> PowerPC).

 - mdz

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