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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.


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