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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RE: No, there's always a reason.
by WorknMan on Wed 27th Jul 2011 00:32 UTC in reply to "No, there's always a reason."
WorknMan
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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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