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Re: amd64 is already the 2nd most important arch (WasRe: Let's remove mips, mipsel, s390, ... (Was: [Fwd: Re: GTK+2.0 2.6.2-3 and buildds running out of space])

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 10:57:06PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 22:25 -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 03:08:11AM +0000, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> [snip]
> > Oops.  You jumped from "second most common" to "second most important", as
> > if they're synonymous.  Maybe they are to some people, but that's not at all
> > beyond debate: AMD64 will probably be supported by all serious distributions,
> > while Debian is, from what I recall, the *only* way to get a sensible Unix
> > installation on many of the less common systems.
> NetBSD?



That said, NetBSD often is not a good option, because they are mainly a
source-based operating system whereas Debian is not. This is not to say
that Debian is better than NetBSD, but both source-based and
binary-based operating systems have their merits.

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