Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th May 2013 21:40 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Penguin
Debian and its clones That rare event where tried and true Debian releases a new version. "This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories. Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for 'Wheezy', will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically."
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RE: Multiarch support?
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 5th May 2013 22:53 UTC in reply to "Multiarch support?"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

The below linked Debian wiki page gives a good overview of it. To put it simply, it is "true" multi-arch; it can be used outside of x86 entirely. It goes far beyond just letting 32-bit programs run on an AMD64 machine.

http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch

Edited 2013-05-05 22:53 UTC

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RE[2]: Multiarch support?
by thesunnyk on Mon 6th May 2013 00:02 in reply to "RE: Multiarch support?"
thesunnyk Member since:
2010-05-21

And AMD are thinking of building fully cache-coherent x64/ARM combo CPUs:

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/04/amds-heteroge...

NOW KISS!

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v RE[2]: Multiarch support?
by dorin.lazar on Mon 6th May 2013 05:18 in reply to "RE: Multiarch support?"
RE[3]: Multiarch support?
by avgalen on Mon 6th May 2013 07:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Multiarch support?"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

And that is why nobody said that. From the original post: "install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically."

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RE[3]: Multiarch support?
by Risthel on Mon 6th May 2013 11:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Multiarch support?"
Risthel Member since:
2010-12-22

Yeah. Say that to the skype guys that insists on making 32bit dependencies on their "64bit" package for example...

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