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How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

Do you need a 32 bit distro?

Yes
58
65%
No
29
33%
Not sure
2
2%
 
Total votes: 89

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

#71 Postby m_pav » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:25 am

I just remastered the 32-bit MX to mimic the operation of Cloudready for a school to resurrect some v old laptops that cloudready won't run on. Works a treat.
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#72 Postby jbMacAZ » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:02 pm

I have an old baytrail 2-in-1 (Asus T100CHI) that originally came with win8.1 (32 bit), a 32 bit UEFI/BIOS and 2BG RAM. It will run 64 bit OS's, but most distros' installers need tweaking to boot and usually require manually installation of grub after installation. 32 bit generally installs with a lot less hassle.

Asus and others made a ton of these devices and they should be just about ready for a second career with linux, pending just a few more updates to the kernel.

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

#73 Postby dirkme » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:19 pm

I have an ASUS 1000H EeePC and another laptop which are just fine but do not support a 64 Bit system.

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

#74 Postby mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:28 pm

I have 3 32 bit 2G laptops I hand out as loaners to anyone that wants to give MX a try. I have no 64 bit loan-able hw.
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