Comment 137 for bug 585940

Hi all

I am looking for direction on what the best approach to this may be. I agree with all the comments about 64bit, but how would we direct novice users to the correct version? As expert users, it is easy to choose the 64-bit where it is needed. For novices, who may not know what the difference is, or what their computer supports, 32bit is safer to recommend as it will work on both 32 and 64 bit machines.

I am really interested in how we could solve this problem. Could we provide novice users with the information that need to figure out what is best for them without being overly technical? Is Colin's approach (post 133) the best solution?