Comment 111 for bug 585940

Merk: for users who wish to know there is ample opportunity for them to read or enquire. A good web page decides what it's purpose in life is and then does that with excellence. This web page's purpose is to deliver Ubuntu to its users. Explaining about 32bit and 64bit is not this page's purpose. More text and more decisions do not make a web-page better.

Maybe what should be done is either a new page is created or this page is updated: to explain the things to consider when choosing between 32b and 64b. It would need to start out in a non-technical fashion and be broadly understandable and erring in the side of caution. For those interested in helping with this, a draft can be made at

Then a "help me choose" link can be placed on the download page.