Re: Pushing multi-arch media (Re: blockers for 64-bit adoption)
On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 09:49:30AM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 08, 2007 at 10:27:10PM +0200, Robert Millan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > As for missinformation, I'm not sure what the general tendency would be, but
> > could it be that a lot of our users are unaware of 64-bit capability in
> > their cpu? I haven't been following lately on how skilled/experienced our
> > average user is nowadays (so maybe I'm just saying something stupid here).
> I think we should push the multi-arch media. Particularly, the
> x86/amd64/powerpc one can boot something like 99% of all the hardware
> debian will ever run on, without the user having to care about what arch
> his PC or Mac is, since the media detects the most appropriate one.
> Vendors should be encouraged to provide them, users should be directed
> to them on www.debian.org/CD/, etc.
I already made my attempt on this (to the point of being annoying ;-)), without
the expected result:
I don't know what other approaches can be taken than making it more visible
in the website.
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