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So what are we going to do about this?
« on: December 05, 2015, 03:04:41 PM »
 

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Google Is Ending Chrome support for 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 And Debian 7
http://itsfoss.com/google-ending-chrome-32-bit/

I understand that since around 2007 most new computers were made in 64-bit architecture.  But I know, from personal experience, there are times when installing the 32-bit version of a Linux distro, on a machine with a 64-bit processor, performed better than the 64-bit version of the same Linux distro on the same machine.  March 2016 is just around the corner.  Wished Google would have waited until the end of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS lifespan instead, or at least until the end of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 12:37:04 AM »
 

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This is what I would do about it, even if x32 Chrome weren't pulled: http://www.slimjet.com/en/dlpage.php
 

Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 02:29:31 AM »
 

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Will have to give this one some thought. Thanks for the post.
 

Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 12:17:30 PM »
 

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This is what I would do about it, even if x32 Chrome weren't pulled: http://www.slimjet.com/en/dlpage.php

Would anyone agree that a closed source browser with added privacy features is in fact an oxymoron?
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Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2015, 12:24:01 PM »
 

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I've thought about that, and it is a concern. They've been around a while, with Slimbrowser et al, and I'm not aware of anything against them. And their privacy statement, with no legalese, seems excellent to me. I've been using Slimjet for a year as my main browser, with no known problems in this regard. They're also located in the US.
 

Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2016, 12:48:09 PM »
 

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Jerry,
As I have now started receiving messages from google regarding their termination of updates I was wondering what you would suggest as the best course of action for people effected by this termination of service.


Kind regards


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Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 01:38:38 PM »
 

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From what I've read and it just my take...
Its stated they plan to end 32bit support for Ubuntu Precise(12.04 or older); Trusty 14.04 (LL is based on) should be ok?? ??

"If you are using Ubuntu 12.04 or Debian 7, you can upgrade your system to a newer version"
http://itsfoss.com/google-ending-chrome-32-bit/

"If you are using Precise, we’d recommend that you to upgrade to Trusty"
http://betanews.com/2015/11/30/google-killing-chrome-for-32-bit-linux/

Or if it does end for all 32bit, options would be to use Chromium, or other.. Firefox, Opera, etc..
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Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 04:19:40 PM »
 

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Good point.  Maybe LL 2.x 32 bit users are safe then.
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Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016, 05:22:48 PM »
 

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Found the following info which suggests that Google Chrome will be no more for all 32 bit systems. So is chromium the way to go (don't like firefox) or is there another credible option that would be a better option ?

Dirk Pranke   

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Re: [chromium-dev] Re: Updates to Google Chrome Linux support
Other recipients: cmil...@gentrypioneers.com

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Craig Millsap <cmil...@gentrypioneers.com> wrote:
Can someone please clarify that this is an end to ALL 32-bit x86 Linux distributions?

That is correct, we will no longer be distributing any official Google Chrome 32-bit
x86 builds, regardless of distro or version of distro.

Separately, we are dropping support for Precise and wheezy for the 64-bit x86-64 builds as well.

It will be possible for distros to continue to build and publish their own versions of Chromium
for either 32-bit or 64-bit as long as they wish to do so.

The last sentence is confusing. I manage a lot of 32-bit Trusty netbooks.  Did you mean to say we recommend you upgrade to 64-bit Trusty?

You will either need to upgrade to 64-bit Trusty (if your hardware is capable of it) and 64-bit Google Chrome,
or use a 32-bit distro-provided version of Chromium.

I hope that clarifies things.

-- Dirk


Thanks,

Craig

On Monday, November 30, 2015 at 5:19:37 PM UTC-6, Dirk Pranke wrote:
Hi Everyone,

To provide the best experience for the most-used Linux versions, we will end support for Google Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise (12.04), and Debian 7 (wheezy) in early March, 2016.  Chrome will continue to function on these platforms but will no longer receive updates and security fixes.

We intend to continue supporting the 32-bit build configurations on Linux to support building Chromium. If you are using Precise, wed recommend that you to upgrade to Trusty.

Kind Regards,

-- Dirk
 

Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2016, 04:45:00 AM »
 

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We'll remove the Chrome download option on 32bit Lite Software in March.
 

Re: So what are we going to do about this?
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For those who are using 32 bit version of LL and chrome you can export your bookmarks from chrome with the following.

Export bookmarks from Chrome

In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu.
Select Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.
Click the "Organize" menu in the manager.
Select Export bookmarks.
Chrome will export your bookmarks as an HTML file, which you can then import into another browser.

I installed Chromium and used the above to transfer my bookmarks over. 

Hope this helps those who will have to choose another browser.  :)
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Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2016, 03:49:11 PM »
 

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no opera browser fans here?

i used it for awhile, before i found out sea monkey had a webpage css editor add-on,
similar to firefox but better imo (which for some reason i have never liked, always seemed like a resource hog on my laptops)

http://www.opera.com
http://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2015/04/opera-developer-30-now-available-32-bit-linux/


 

Re: So what are we going to do about this?
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2016, 10:56:43 AM »
 

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Hello!

People are working on enabling Netflix in Chromium and they have come up with a solution. However, until the Chromium patches to enable DRM are available in a form that the average user can install without having to compile things,  those who use Netflix are stuck with Chrome.

Sure, there are VMs and the hack using wine and Silverlight, but playing Netflix content takes up a lot of resources in and out of itself, and the added overhead of either of these can (and often does) make for choppy video playback - especially on resource-challenged systems...

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