64bit vs 32bit (TITLE LENGTH EXTENDED)


ID: 91
PHID: PHID-TASK-zh27bjb34uy6huihxffd
Author: JasonJAyalaP
Status at Migration Time: resolved
Priority at Migration Time: Normal


64 vs 32 vs pae vs i686 amd-intel etc is confusing to the user.

Can we go all 64bit? 32 is less and less common, and Whonix has never targeted low end hardware.

I believe that we’ll benefit more from simplicity (64-bit only) than compatibility.

There’s a documentation issue: where do we tell the user how many bits we are? We could tie ourselves in knots naming files and putting big notices on the wiki, but I don’t think it will make a difference. 64 bits is the new default and users shouldn’t have to worry about it.

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2017-12-18 19:51:38 UTC