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Google Chrome ending support for 32 bit versions

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I don't know if I just haven't searched properly on here, but I cannot find much in the way of posts discussing this :?

What with the hassles with FireFox and Adobe Flash, surely this will be a major issue for 32 bit users?
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Well, 32-bit support is crumbling everywhere.... some major Linux distributions don't even release 32-bit editions anymore. 32-bit is going the direction of 8-bit, 16-bit and the floppy disk.

So I advise to switch to 64-bit whenever reasonably possible. Which means that the hardware should allow for it and that the amount of RAM shouldn't be too meagre (more than 1 GB).

I just wonder when 128-bit will arrive. :mrgreen:
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ghost123uk wrote:I don't know if I just haven't searched properly on here, but I cannot find much in the way of posts discussing this :?

What with the hassles with FireFox and Adobe Flash, surely this will be a major issue for 32 bit users?
& YES - it will surely be a major issue for 32bit users :o
even in most western countries - only hardware sold in the last several years is fully 64bit.
so - any end user will have to have a fairly recent computer, or they will be severely limited.
- particularly since FireFox is now having a few issues, as well.

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I've not had time today to research this much, but I think Chromium 32 bit is still going to be available, all be it I believe you have to manually add the PepperFlash plugin (etc). I'll check this tomorrow as I have not got anything important on.
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Anybody know where to get the 32-bit source code?
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Acewiza wrote:Anybody know where to get the 32-bit source code?
You could get it from the Chromium project archive.
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Meh. No skin off my nose. It's not something I use; I tend to avoid Google and its offerings.
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ghost123uk wrote:I've not had time today to research this much, but I think Chromium 32 bit is still going to be available, all be it I believe you have to manually add the PepperFlash plugin (etc). I'll check this tomorrow as I have not got anything important on.
AFAIK, the problem is, there won't be an up-to-date 32-Bit PepperFlash plugin anymore as well when Chrome 32-Bit support ends.
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There are people who preach, that Google is their friend. :mrgreen:
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Well, it seems like Google isn't the friend of 32-bit users at least. :mrgreen:
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Those preachers don't differentiate.
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I trust my friends. There's the difference. :wink:
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Well at one time there was just Adobe Flash, then someone wrote PepperFlash. It's a shame someone cannot write another version for "us". Oh, and a version of Sliverlight too. It seems the long discussed 100% take up of HTML5 is still a bit away :roll:

Imagine if Linux Mint came packaged up with a browser that supports "everything", out of the box, that would be nice.
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M0em wrote:I trust my friends. There's the difference. :wink:
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