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

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:40 am
by penguin
I have installed both 32 and 64 bit. Especially MX Linux has a Pae 32 bit version. Sincerely, I cannot understand why a ordinary user needs a 64 bit version. 32 bit reacts faster and is lighter. In my opinion , MX Linux 16 - 32 bit was better polished comparing MX Linux 17.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:20 pm
by Adrian
MX Linux 16 - 32 bit was better polished comparing MX Linux 17.

How so, did we use better polish? :) There is no difference in how we build the 32bit ISOs, only that we removed non-PAE kernels which we no longer support.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:59 pm
by asqwerth
Could there be fundamental changes in Debian 9 that make it less friendly to 32-bit machines? Apart from using more resources to run.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:58 pm
by mmikeinsantarosa
I have 4 older 32 bit laptops I use as test loaners that are all running MX 17 flawlessly right now.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:29 pm
by br1anstorm
My main (Samsung, Intel Core i5 CPU) laptop is 64-bit. But I run MX-16 32-bit on a couple of older Dell laptops, one of which needs the non-pae version. I notice that developers of many distros are phasing out 32-bit; I understand why (up to a point!). But as one of the benign effects, and plus points, of Linux is that it enables older computers to keep going, I'm glad and grateful that a 32-bit version of MX is still on offer.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:34 pm
by bbfuller
Need it, possibly no.

Use it, quite possibly yes.

I have a couple of Atom netbooks that I might just bring back from the dead with it.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:22 pm
by GuiGuy
bbfuller wrote:......
I have a couple of Atom netbooks that I might just bring back from the dead with it.
MX runs very well on eeePC901.