Re: amd64 and dpkg and so
> > Home users with 64-bit CPUs are going to look for an 64-bit OS, and
> > that's where I can see Linux still has the upper hand. I wouldn't expect
> > a 64-bit Windows for another year, which gives us a one year time frame
> > to push 64-bit Linux - however in order to achieve that, the user has to
> > be capable of running 32-bit applications as well.
> good point, very good point. And if this was a democratic decision I
> would certainly vote for the mixed 64/32bit path, in which case we
> would make use of one of the main features of the amd64 architecture,
> isn't it?
Really, the problem is that this is somewhat technical decision, and
technically, we don't need to "go for the mixed path" to be able to
run 32-bit applications, since UNIX has the concept of chroots.