Re: amd64 as default architecture
On Sun, 20 May 2012, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> writes:
> > If by 'plain x86' you mean PCs with 32-bit processors, we would no
> > longer support them - *eventually*.
> Excactly like how we no longer support pure i386 systems (as opposed to
> i486 or later). And with the same sort of criteria, I suspect. Note that
> Ben is talking about 3-5 years into the future, if not more.
Try 10 years, if not 15. We'll be able to support just i686 3 years from
now, I suppose, but even that is not certain.
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