Linked by jarkkot on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:44 UTC
Debian and its clones Debian announced that they are going to introduce multiarch support for Wheezy (7.0) in 2013. Well, nice, but aren't they a little bit late now that problems are mostly sorted out and systems moved to 64-bit? This would have been great news at the time when Lenny (5.0) was released, but does it even matter in 2013? Are they just going to make things more complicated for no reason?
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No, there's always a reason.
by stabbyjones on Tue 26th Jul 2011 23:13 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

This is to make things LESS complicated.

http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch
http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/TheCaseForMultiarch

And here I was looking forward to thumbing up another Debian article.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

One way or the other, they need to drop the 'i386' moniker. The term 'i386' probably doesn't make a damn bit of sense to anyone who hasn't been into computers for more than 15 years. Even 'x86' is pushing it a little. If my first computer was a Pentium, how would I know WTF an x86 is?

Edited 2011-07-27 00:33 UTC

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Because a fair amount of software available the time still required a only a 386 minimum?

But, really, why dumb it down because some people don't want to spend the minute it would take to google something?

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RE: No, there's always a reason.
by Lennie on Wed 27th Jul 2011 10:26 in reply to "No, there's always a reason."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Exactly what I thought, cleaning up the hacks that are in place to deal with it now.

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