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The end of 32 bit computing?
« on: November 08, 2016, 07:26:02 PM »
Several major Liunx distros says that the end for 32 bit is coming. Inevitable maybe, but sad too. I am not too worried though since this is still several years away. And I am pretty sure that there will be some distros that will continue to release 32 bit isos for ageing hardware for many years to come after that the big ones have ended it.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3089509/linux/end-of-an-era-linux-distributions-will-soon-stop-supporting-32-bit-pcs.html

http://fossforce.com/2016/07/32-bit-nearing-end-life-linux/

Edit, it is also mentioned here;

http://planetwatt.com/newforum/index.php?topic=902.0
« Last Edit: November 08, 2016, 07:32:20 PM by blaze »
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Re: The end of 32 bit computing?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2016, 12:27:44 AM »
There won't be a lot of choices left for 32 bit: antiX and Debian as far as I know....

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Re: The end of 32 bit computing?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 06:33:17 AM »
Yes, Debian will probably be one of the distros that keeps 32 bit longest.
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Re: The end of 32 bit computing?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 09:27:09 PM »
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Re: The end of 32 bit computing?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 12:41:08 PM »
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Re: The end of 32 bit computing?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 09:48:35 AM »
Here it is official. But not exactly the end. ;)

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/09/ubuntu-17-10-32-bit-builds-dropped

How will this affect wattOS though?  :)
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Re: The end of 32 bit computing?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 09:08:08 PM »
wattOS R11 will have 32 bit...I am running it right now :)

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Re: The end of 32 bit computing?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2017, 08:45:54 AM »
Thanks, good to know. I hope it will be possible to do one for the next LTS release too. I have one 32 bit machine left, and it is kind of reserved for that. And besides my personal reasons, I believe it would be good for wattOS to have a 32bit alternative as long as possible, for obvious reasons. Just my 1 3/4  ;)
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