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Re: Debian AMD64 Port Ready

On 2004-06-12 10:28, Martin Schulze wrote:
Chris Cheney wrote:
not ship with AMD64 arch support since by 2007 (sarge+1) all desktop
systems will be AMD64/EM64T/IA32E based. BTW Intel is expected to enable
the 64bit extensions on the P4 3.2GHz+ chips by the end of August 2004.

Since the amd64 CPU is fine running i386 code, how could the i386 port
be useless?

Because people may want to use extended hardware features they paid for?

This discussion has been held a couple of times already - and in the meantime, Debian loses users to Gentoo, SuSE or others.


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