Still 32 bit recommendet

Marius Gedminas marius at
Thu Apr 26 16:06:48 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 02:18:06PM +0200, Lucas.Betschart at wrote:
> According the webside ( 32 bit
> is still the recommended architecture.
> I thought this will be 64bit in this release?

There was a recent discussion on the ubuntu-devel mailing list, and
people decided to keep the 32-bit version as default.

The decision was based on somewhat surprising data collected by the
Ubuntu Friendly project: 25% of submissions were from 32-bit machines.

Here's the entire thread:

Marius Gedminas
Alan Turing thought about criteria to settle the question of whether
machines can think, a question of which we now know that it is about
as relevant as the question of whether submarines can swim.
                -- Dijkstra
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