Is really the end for 32-bit?

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Minux1
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Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

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missmoondog wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:26 am
pbear wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:57 am
since2019 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:14 pm
Some team really needs to continue developing 32-bit at list one (1) Distro of Linux for many years more.
Finally got around to looking at antiX the other day. (Been on the round tuit list for a year.) Really nice low weight distro. Sensibly composed and one of the best "manuals" I've seen in Linux (their FAQ). Nothing is guaranteed, of course, but I expect they'll be around as long as they can scrounge parts.
i tried that antix a while back. had one of the weirdest installers i've ever used! system ran great once i got it installed though.
MX-LINUX is Antix big brother ... Debian based ... no plans to drop 32 bit ... installs with full suite of programs ... faster than LM on my Acer netbook and no bugs to fix to date
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Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

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For me 32bit ended nearly 10 years ago and I don't miss it either :D try to put 16GB of Ram on a 32bit System. :lol:
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Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

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..." different strokes for different folks"
... I like my 32 bit legacy machines as do many others
... Linux caters to a wide spectrum of users
... and we're not all made of money
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Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

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Hi all

For the OP, I would recommend Antix, which is a very capable operating system.

As with Mint, you can try it out as a live system first, to see if you might like it.

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Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

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Lots of legacy 32 bit computers in use.
Ubuntu and it’s down stream derivatives (Linux Mint) are abandoning 32 bit architecture.
Debian isn’t in the near future at least.
MX Linux is a good Debian based distro to try ... it’s like a fleshed out, more newby friendly version of AntiX that also runs well on less well endowed legacy hardware.
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Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

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Just finished watching some DVD movies on an old 2004 vintage IBM ThinkPad G40 running antiX 19.2 32 bit of course. The playback software was VLC. Not a single stutter. 32 bit is alive and well. Support will end someday but not today. ;)
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