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How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

Do you need a 32 bit distro?

Yes
79
64%
No
40
33%
Not sure
4
3%
 
Total votes: 123

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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:04 pm

And even stronger evidence with the 30 responses on Facebook, where 2/3 of the respondents answered "yes"
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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Post by cpoakes » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:21 pm

Atom (pre-64 bit): two netbooks, two thin clients
64-bit capable AMD, but soldered 1GB mem/not upgradeable: thin client
Pentium M: IBM t43

The t43 and limited mem AMD machines could be retired, but the Atom thin clients run 24/7 desktop systems.

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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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Post by zeeone » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:58 pm

Adrian wrote:Macbooks though can do 64bit, right?
Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor are 64 bit.

Also have a Mackbook and Mackbook Pro with the Core 2 Duo. :popcorn:
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:00 pm

Adrian wrote:If there were any doubts this thread makes it pretty clear that we'll still need to continue to support 32bit, not sure how other distros (Arch comes to mind) plan to drop the official support.
If they do, it'll just steer more users this way :happy:
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:56 pm

mmikeinsantarosa wrote:
Adrian wrote:If there were any doubts this thread makes it pretty clear that we'll still need to continue to support 32bit, not sure how other distros (Arch comes to mind) plan to drop the official support.
If they do, it'll just steer more users this way :happy:
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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Post by greywolf » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:12 pm

I support a couple of hundred users still. Whilst I have moved to 64bit for my own computing, I still have around 30-35 'clients' who only have 32bit hardware. I, therefore, keep an old Asus AJ6C 32bit only as a functional option to support these folk with. I would like to see the option remain for a while longer, but, it becomes a simple question of usage of limited resources I would think. Time marches on!

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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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Post by james c » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:41 am

I voted yes. I've got a number of hyperthreading P4's with 4 gb of ram which are still fairly quick but alas 32 bit.

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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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Post by Leo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:26 am

I have an Athlon64, but my wife's laptop has a 32-bit Celeron, whom I finally got off XP.

I'd think it should be mighty easy to share files between two MX-16 computers, so I must be doing something stupid. Wouldn't be the first time...
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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Post by rokytnji.1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:00 am

Leo wrote:I have an Athlon64, but my wife's laptop has a 32-bit Celeron, whom I finally got off XP.

I'd think it should be mighty easy to share files between two MX-16 computers, so I must be doing something stupid. Wouldn't be the first time...
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Might help with figuring that out.

https://www.youtube.com/user/runwiththedolphin

I know he covered file sharing on one of his videos.

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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

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