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Re: Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2017, 01:53:42 pm »
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Re: Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2017, 12:31:18 pm »
You are all right.  However, as the owner of a 32 bit PC it's sad to see you may not be able to get software for it in the future.   ???
I still own and use a 32bit machine, so we're in the same boat.


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Re: Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2017, 01:54:58 pm »
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Re: Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2017, 10:59:26 am »

IMO, the final nail in the coffin is going to be, when people can't find a modern 32bit browser .

That time it is a'coming.

32bit is still common on mobile devices, that's probably the main reason why that's not an issue right now. However after 2021 that's probably looking different.

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Re: Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2017, 12:14:20 pm »
DistroWatch Weekly's opinion poll this time is actually on the importance of keeping 32-bit around.  56% of the people who particapted in the poll think 32-bit is still important, 26% say maintaining it is a waste of resources, the wishy-washy crowd makes up 19%.  (no strong opinion ::) )
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Re: Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2017, 03:41:06 pm »
Half of me says "32bit should just die", the other half says "but what about third world countries where older hardware is still common".

Problem is that you have to draw the line SOMEWHERE .. when downloads fall below a certain level it becomes a question of "is the majority of the community better served by reassigning the additional effort ?".

Ubuntu have decided that for "Ubuntu" it's no longer worth the effort, and I think they're right .. Ubuntu is getting heavier, how many old 32bit machines are there out there that are up to running full Ubuntu/Gnome ?

They're not killing off the 32bit kernel or removing 32bit software from the repos (yet) so there will likely still be Lubuntu/Xubuntu/Ubuntu MATE 32bit ISO's .. just not an Ubuntu 32bit ISO.
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Re: Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2017, 04:42:57 pm »
not only that, there are a lot of people out here with laptops that we run daily, and are happy with, that do not have 64 bit processors... I for one own 3 of these...  they are dual core 32 bit, weird i know but factual....  I have 3 ibm lenovo t60 machines that are super fast,  they are 2.1 ghz dual cores with 4 gig ram running linux....   guess i will have to part with them and find 64 bit machines....  shame cause they work great.....
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Re: Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2017, 03:55:15 pm »
At some point in the future I will have to haul a bunch of old 32 bit machines to the recycle center.  I'm sure my wife will be SO disappointed with it. ;)  When she realizes that her old desktop machine is one of them, she probably will be truly disappointed.

My old laptop is a 32 bit and still runs pretty good.  I guess I'll have to start snooping around for someone that wants to get rid of an older 64 bit machine to replace it.  Seems like a coworker was mentioning a laptop that won't boot up but has photos and stuff stored on it so she hasn't parted with it . . .

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Re: Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2017, 04:06:22 pm »
Well not really, there will likely be 32bit versions of distros based on Ubuntu 18.04 which means they should be fine until 2023 .. by which time I'm going to assume they'll probably have shuffled off their coil anyway >)
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