Ubuntu Linux may soon stop supporting 32-bit architecture

Jul

4

2016

Canonical Canonical is considering the company responsible for Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu possibility of reduced support directed by her for devices operating a mesh 32 – bit microprocessor, and that based on the proposal put forward by Dmitry John Iedkov official compilation in the company.

The Ubuntu latest of the operating system distributions is open to the Linux source, which is planning to do so, it comes after more over a decade to issue chip manufacturers AMD AMD and Intel Intel for the first processors 64-bit mesh in 2003 and 2004.

The company Google has made in 2015 to announce the stops to develop 32-bit version of the Internet browser Google Chrome allocated for Linux.

And diminished with time, the need to have copies of software or systems mesh 32-bit, where it became the hardware that is not able to run software mesh 64-bit far less common than the previous, so along with that create an image of the operating system a mesh 32-bit, testing and support it takes a lot of time and effort.

According to architectural “i386” on Linux on Intel processors mesh 32-bit compatible, while referring architectural “AMD64” on Linux to processors originally manufactured by AMD 64-bit mesh company which with Intel processors are compatible.

Dmitry and indicates that you should limit the installation of the new version features a mesh of 32-bit Ubuntu 16.10 system operations, and that the next version of the copy does not have to include a copy of a mesh 32-bit desktop computers or servers.

He added that the company should end support 32-bit version of the system fully with the launch of the next version of Ubuntu 18.10, which is supposed to reach users in the month of October / October 2018.

The distributions as Fedora has submitted a similar choice, where I stopped to provide a copy server mesh with the 32-bit release Fedora 42 Fedora Server, but failed to do so, where the company still does not offer 32-bit version of Fedora Workstation workstation system.

On the other side OpenSUSE Leap did not provide a copy of the 32-bit distro mesh Since its inception, said director Richard Brown that the 32-bit version is not worth the trouble to support it for three years after raised because the number of downloads 32 bit version has declined steadily.

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