Why the MBP Intel Core Duo left out of the Lion Upgrade?

I was looking forward to the upgrade but today i found out that my MacBook Pro (Intel Core Duo) from 2007 was left out of the Lion Upgrade list. Why? is it because it's a 32bit CPU?

http://osxdaily.com/2011/04/08/hack-mac-os-x-lion-for-core-duo-core-solo-mac/

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    • A whine is NOT within spec at these prices. (check consumer rights)
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    Hey LanEvoVIII... (Have you ever heard one of the defective MBPs in real life? If you feel the need to reply to this post, answer that question, although it would be infinitely preferable if you just removed yourself.)
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    Also you numpty, the point of all of this is we're trying to use the return policies and hardware warranties and gettin the runaround by Apple. This is another reason why people are unhappy - not so much the problem, more the fact about it's resolution (or lack of).
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  • Mac mini Intel Core Duo fan very loud and runs at high speed all the time.

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    Should my Mac mini's fan be running this way?
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