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General => GNU/Linux Discussion => Topic started by: VinDSL on December 01, 2015, 07:41:09 pm

Title: Google to end updates, security bug fixes for Chrome on 32-bit Linux
Post by: VinDSL on December 01, 2015, 07:41:09 pm
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It'll work but forget about any new patches, so basically it won't work if you value your life

SOURCE (2 Dec 2015) : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/02/googles_chrome_32bit_linux/
Title: Re: Google to end updates, security bug fixes for Chrome on 32-bit Linux
Post by: AndyInMokum on December 01, 2015, 11:19:41 pm
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It'll work but forget about any new patches, so basically it won't work if you value your life

SOURCE (2 Dec 2015) : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/02/googles_chrome_32bit_linux/
I'm confused.  The article says it's ending 32-bit support for Google Chrome in Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 7  "Wheezy" in March 2016.  Peppermint Three is based on Ubuntu 12.04.  How can they be so release specific?  Surely, Google Chrome 32-bit is the same for all distro releases.  It'll update to the latest release when it becomes available.  Or are they targeting specific libraries in these distros  :-\?
Title: Re: Google to end updates, security bug fixes for Chrome on 32-bit Linux
Post by: VinDSL on December 02, 2015, 03:37:18 am
Yes, it's a poorly written article, for sure.

My takeaway was... support will be dropped for the 32-bit Chrome browser.  If you want 32-bit support, you'll need to use Chromium, in the future.