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[ale] Ubuntu Dropping all 32-bit Releases from 19.10 forward



There isn't any hurry to leave Ubuntu. 18.04 support goes until mid-2023.

Ubuntu people are likely to move to a debian-based solution to stay in
the same family with APT if they don't just swap HW. 32-bit HW is pretty
old at this point.



On 6/18/19 3:37 PM, Chuck Payne via Ale wrote:
> Not sure why the ?? But yes Tumbleweed has 64-bit, 32-bit, arm and power pc.
> 
> Yes I been a member of openSUSE since 2008.
> 
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2019, 3:15 PM Jeff Hubbs via Ale <ale at ale.org
> <mailto:ale at ale.org>> wrote:
> 
>     Gentoo won't leave you hanging either, at least not for now. The
>     default x86_64 (called "amd64" architecture just because AMD beat
>     Intel to market) profile still has 32-bit libs present (useful for
>     WINE, IIRC) but you can select a -nomultilib profile and it'll whack
>     'em to leave you straight-up 64-bit all around. I still have a
>     couple of 32-bitters in my rack at home that run fine.
> 
>     On 6/18/19 2:57 PM, Chuck Payne via Ale wrote:
>>     For now you can get 32-Bit from openSUSE Tumbleweed.??
>>
>>     On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 2:48 PM DJ-Pfulio via Ale <ale at ale.org
>>     <mailto:ale at ale.org>> wrote:
>>
>>         https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/ubuntu-is-dropping-all-32-bit-support-going-forward
>>
>>
>>         18.04 LTS is the last 32-bit release.
>>
>>         19.10 will not have any 32-bit support. Zero.
>>
>>         No 32-bit upgrade from prior releases.
>>
>>         "Ubuntu say maintaining packages for the i386 architecture is more
>>         hassle than its worth"
>>
>>         BTW, they really dropped i686 support for non-Intel/AMD
>>         systems, since
>>         many of the specialty CPUs didn't include all the instructions
>>         that i686
>>         Intel CPUs did, but were still used by the Ubuntu kernels.
>>
>>         Anyone interested in a PentiumM laptop?