On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 10:40:28AM -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
"Ambivalent" is probably understated here. It's hard
people securing i686 hardware these days to run a Workstation
experience, after all.
The question, I think, is how much we want to prioritize the
"Workstation experience" on older hardware (or on devices like the
Baytrail tablets). When Owen tested this a year or so ago, the memory
savings on 32-bit in Workstation were very significant, such that —
kernel bugs aside — is clearly advantageous for systems with less than
3GB of RAM (and probably all the way up to 4GB).
I think it's perfectly fine for Workstation to acknowledge this and
move on anyway — for those cases, there *is* more to Fedora, after all,
and it may be that an overall-lightweight desktop environment is a
better choice, and that's fine. The whole idea here is that any one
product/edition/flavor/spin *doesn't* have to be all things to all
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