Suggestion for Ubuntu home page

Justin Newman eqisow at
Tue Sep 12 00:30:55 UTC 2006

This <> is the download page I see.

Of particular interest, is this part:

"There are three images available, each for a different type of computer:
PC (Intel x86) desktop CD
For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type
processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows. Choose this
if you are at all unsure.
Mac (PowerPC) desktop CDFor Apple Macintosh G3, G4, and G5 computers,
including iBooks and PowerBooks.
64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop CDFor computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T
architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon). It is not necessary for
all (even most) processors made by AMD -- only their 64 bit chips."Sooo...
what's the problem?
On 9/11/06, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
> Hi there.
> Someone who just gave up on Windows wanted to move to Linux. Having
> heard that Ubuntu was the way to go, he visited the Ubuntu website. He
> followed the download link and chose an appropriate mirror. There he was
> faces with twenty or thirty different .list files, ISO images and
> torrent links, with no clue as to which would be best for him. He gave
> up, and went and bought Linspire.
> I therefore suggest that somewhere on the Ubuntu home page the following
> (or something similar) should appear in large friendly letters:
> "Not sure what to download?
>     PC users: Choose "desktop-i386.iso" version.
>     Power-PC users: Choose "desktop-powerpc.iso"
>     AMD64 users: Choose "desktop-amd64.iso"
> To get these via BitTorrent, choose the 'torrent' extension instead of
> iso'."
> If at all possible, this should appear on the mirrors as well.
> Regards, K.
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