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How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

Do you need a 32 bit distro?

Yes
67
65%
No
33
32%
Not sure
3
3%
 
Total votes: 103

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

#61 Post by Adrian » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:54 pm

I skied in Canaan Valley...

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

#62 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:09 pm

rokytnji.1 wrote:Canaan Valley West Virginia is where I will be the weekend of July 6. I'll be leaving the last day of June and mosey my way up there. Give me a PM and I'll drop by D.O. Unless you don't want me to scare the kids.

http://canaanvillage.com/

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I would love it, but I no longer live there. I got an uncle close, and canaan is great country.
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#63 Post by stroudmw » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:43 am

I've got a very old (circa 2004) HP desktop. I use it for the occasional office docs, email and web browsing. It works so well on lightweight 32 bit distros that I can't justify the expense of replacing it!

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

#64 Post by SwampRabbit » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:17 pm

I'm just seeing this thread, but I do at times need a 32bit version of MX-Linux to run in VMs, as well as just 32bit packages for things like Steam.

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

#65 Post by LnoyBoy » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:53 pm

Also late to the party. My trusty old Toshiba Satellite A105 just keeps plugging along. I've been running straight Debian on it. Am in the process of switching it over to MX.

Thank You.

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

#66 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:39 pm

This is one OS where contrary to other bits seems to run better on older hardware as newer releases arrive. - mike
LT: MX17.1 Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 4.16.0-12.1-liquorix-amd64 (64 bit)
DT: Intel(R) Core i5-3.1GHz Kernel~3.9-1-mepis64 x86_64

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

#67 Post by penguin » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:12 pm

In this moment I am working on a 32 bit distro installed on 64 bit machine with 4 MB ram ! (Some days before I installed MX 32bit on 2 old 32bit laptops and I decided to try 32bit version on 64 bit machine - boot and run from SD Card ).
Result ? MX 32 bit uses less memory (maybe half of 64 bit ) and seems very good responsible.For me it 32 bit version is worthy for one that use internet, office,email and playing songs.

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

#68 Post by vamsi » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:09 am

Yes of course we need 32 bit version and i am big fan of MX and i am using 32 bit with 1 gb ram with compiz this is actually cool it is actually working great than windows or another linux so don't plan anything like stopping support for 32 bit...

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

#69 Post by vamsi » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:21 am

penguin wrote:In this moment I am working on a 32 bit distro installed on 64 bit machine with 4 MB ram ! (Some days before I installed MX 32bit on 2 old 32bit laptops and I decided to try 32bit version on 64 bit machine - boot and run from SD Card ).
Result ? MX 32 bit uses less memory (maybe half of 64 bit ) and seems very good responsible.For me it 32 bit version is worthy for one that use internet, office,email and playing songs.
Lol 4MB Ram!!! :p :p :happy: :happy:

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

#70 Post by penguin » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:22 am

Lol 4MB Ram!!! :p :p :happy: :happy:
At a computer trade show in 1981, Bill Gates .... "640K ought to be enough for anybody."
Seriously now.On last week I run MX Linux 2 GB on an 10 years old laptop HP -32bit and I did notice using of swap.4 GB for Linux is enough also if you run it as live distro. As I said , 32 bit use less memory.

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