wyliecoyoteuk wrote:... I don't understand the problem.
A 32bit version functions every bit as well as a 64bit version ....
As they are meant as trials anyway, what is the problem?
If you want a trial, surely it makes sense to offer the one that will run on the most hardware?
nelz wrote:It is also common for those who have never used Linux before to try it out on an old computer ... we need to give them a version they can run
nelz wrote:you can either have two distros on a cover disc or one distro twice - which is better value?
Nuke wrote:And no, I would not regard a live DVD trial of a 32-bit distro on my hardware as a reliable test for the 64-bit version. I am not just thinking of look-and-feel, but of whether the drivers and other low level stuff works, do I get crashes etc?
Nuke wrote:Here's an idea. Typically the LXF DVD has 3-4 distros each month. Have one of these, a newbie friendly (Ubuntu or Mint) in 32-bit, and have the others in 64-bit. What is the sense of offering expert/heavyweight distros, such as CentOS or Debian, in 32-bit?
Nuke wrote:Answer - two 64-bit distros. I thought it was clear from my post that I am suggesting that the DVD should carry 64-bit stuff (at least the distros if not the apps) and that if someone wanted 32-bit then they should download it from the Net (the above "newbie" distros excepted).
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