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Posted May 1, 2012 10:29 UTC (Tue) by Fowl (subscriber, #65667)
Posted May 1, 2012 15:09 UTC (Tue) by bdale (subscriber, #6829)
Posted May 4, 2012 14:37 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Posted May 10, 2012 12:36 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576)
aptitude install linux-image-amd64
Actually, it might even be the default these days if you install the i686 version of Debian on a 64-bit machine.
Posted May 1, 2012 16:45 UTC (Tue) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
It's a very good option.
Posted May 11, 2012 13:21 UTC (Fri) by WolfWings (guest, #56790)
Especially since a LOT of the time you _need_ a 32-bit userland to deal with a lot of binary packages out there or to get stuff running under WINE properly, it's easier for the "end user" images to stick to 32-bit userland even on 64-bit platforms. And even if you have a 64-bit userland you'll find it littered with various 32-bit-compat libraries.
Servers? Those are a different story, but many of those folks don't even need 32-bit compatibility so they can end up with a cruft-free pure-64-bit userland without all the 'compat' crap bolted in. So it reduces the size of the true-64-bit install media too, since there's no 32-bit cruft now.
Posted May 16, 2012 23:04 UTC (Wed) by steffen780 (guest, #68142)
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