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== x86_64 or amd64 ==
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"Arch supports i686 and x86_64 while Gentoo officially supports x86, {...}, amd64, {...}, and itanium architectures."
 
x86_64 is the same thing as amd64, is it not?
 
:Yes, though Arch typically uses 'x86_64' and Gentoo typically uses 'amd64' to describe the architecture.  I'm not sure if it's more right to leave the article the way it is or to change it to use the Arch/Intel naming convention.[[User:TheCycoONE|TheCycoONE]] 14:31, 4 June 2010 (EDT)
 
:: Should be 'x86_64' or 'x86-64'? Either way, it should be consistent accross the page...<br>-- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 17:17, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
 
  
== Frugalware fundamentally different? ==
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Perhaps the text on Linux Mint needs a bit clarification.
''Arch is a fundamentally different system, being installed as a minimal base environment and expanded with pacman according to the user's choices and needs. Frugalware is installed from a DVD, with default software choices and desktop environment chosen for the user already.''
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As of 2016 the Linux Mint ISO does not come with the multimedia codecs as default.
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You can however choose to install them by ticking a box during the installation or from the menu after the installation.
  
I am pretty sure that some time ago I installed Frugalware from a CD (250 MB or so) and got a minimal base environment that I expanded with Pacman according to my choices and needs. --[[User:Markus00000|Markus00000]] 16:23, 1 November 2011 (EDT)
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[[User:Jojje|Jojje]] ([[User talk:Jojje|talk]]) 00:12, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
  
== Style consistency ==
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:Confirmed, I've [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Arch_compared_to_other_distributions&type=revision&diff=482912&oldid=475812 removed] the outdated statement, thank you. [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 20:56, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Some distro use bullet points while others do not. Make all of the bullet will make this page more consistency. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 00:45, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Mandriva -> Mageia? ==
 
Should we compare Arch to [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mandriva Mandriva] or to [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mageia Mageia]? The latter is more popular and is has been inclued in [http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major Top Ten Distributions] Distrowatch list in place of Mandriva. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 00:38, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
== The *BSDs ==
 
''...along with a similar init framework...''
 
 
 
I'm no expert on *BSDs, but weren't initscripts similar to *BSDs' init system? Now we have systemd...
 
 
 
==i386==
 
''[Moved from the main article. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 02:14, 8 June 2013 (UTC)]''
 
 
 
Has not Linus deprecated i386 from the kernel now? --[[User:Gm5729|Gm5729]]
 

Latest revision as of 20:56, 24 July 2017

Multimedia codecs in Linux Mint optional

Perhaps the text on Linux Mint needs a bit clarification. As of 2016 the Linux Mint ISO does not come with the multimedia codecs as default. You can however choose to install them by ticking a box during the installation or from the menu after the installation.

Jojje (talk) 00:12, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Confirmed, I've removed the outdated statement, thank you. — Kynikos (talk) 20:56, 24 July 2017 (UTC)