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Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« on: July 11, 2016, 05:56:05 AM »
 

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Ubuntu having discussion over whether to keep 32bit or not...

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2016-June/039420.html
 


Re: Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 05:58:50 AM »
 

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If it goes ahead, we'll keep the LTS base, which means LL 4.x series would be 64bit only. It'll be 2018 then, seems like a good time to do it. I for one, will not miss maintaining 2 distros within a distro :)
 

Re: Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 08:24:53 PM »
 

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Hello!

One can get 64-bit machines used for chump change now, so it's just as well, I suppose. I am only buying 64-bit machines for resale these days, so I test 'em with a 64-bit LL LiveUSB. If it tells me it won't run a 64-bit OS, I leave it on the shelf.

The GF's lappy died recently, so I found her a replacement with 2 GB RAM and a good battery for $20. Slapped her HD into it, and life goes on.

On the desktop front, I picked up a Core Duo Dell Vostro the other day with 2 GB RAM and 250 GB SATA drive for $10 at a thrift store the other day. Wouldn't come on properly, but the parts alone were worth more than that, so I bought it anyway.

After I sicked the leaf blower on it to blow out the dust bunnies, it worked perfectly! Added 2 more GB RAM, so it will run LL nicely.

Blessed beyond belief!

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Re: Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 11:30:31 PM »
 

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There are other choices than ubuntu to run 32 bit so I just roll with choices. I run 32 bit on a I5 with 8 gig of ram with a modern kernel 32 bit
 kernel.

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harry@biker:~
$ uname -a
Linux biker 4.2.1-antix.2-686-pae #7 SMP PREEMPT Fri Oct 2 00:01:14 EEST 2015 i686 GNU/Linux
harry@biker:~
 

So if Ubuntu walks out on 32 bit. I have choices still.

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harry@biker:~
$ cat /etc/*release*
DISTRIB_ID=antiX
DISTRIB_RELEASE=15
DISTRIB_CODENAME=jessie
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="antiX 15"
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="8"
VERSION="8 (jessie)"
ID=debian
HOME_URL="http://www.debian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.debian.org/support"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.debian.org/"

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Re: Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 07:11:50 PM »
 

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Re: Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 07:00:43 AM »
 

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I switched my Fuji V3405 over to Debian 9 xcfe + nonfree   ( for wifi board drivers ) some time ago.  Runs very well.   2 GB RAM Core duo,   Circa 12 years old now and still  sweet as a nut.
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LL is superb for converting from Windows to Linux.  Once transition has been made -regained  personal comfort level, switching to Debian xcfe is not a great change. My 2c worth :)Not sure for how long Debian will keep developing 32 bit.
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Re: Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 03:22:46 AM »
 

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Re: Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 05:24:27 AM »
 

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That "change of heart" sounds like they were dragged to it, kicking and screaming.  And their official statement includes a warning that these libraries are "untested" and risky.

I wonder if Canonical is content to leave desktop computing to it's "flavors" and derivatives, while it focuses on the more profitable server market, especially in advance of their IPO.

 

Re: Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2019, 08:50:48 AM »
 

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I'm not a gamer, but I'm glad it's happening for the sake of desktop Linux.
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Re: Ubuntu and the future of 32bit
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2019, 09:00:36 AM »
 

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I'm not a gamer, but I'm glad it's happening for the sake of desktop Linux.
Ditto  :)
 


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