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

#81 Post by penguin » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:40 am

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.

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

#82 Post by Adrian » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:20 pm

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.

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

#83 Post by asqwerth » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:59 pm

Could there be fundamental changes in Debian 9 that make it less friendly to 32-bit machines? Apart from using more resources to run.
Desktop: Intel i5-4460, 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics
Clevo N130WU-based Ultrabook: Intel i7-8550U (Kaby Lake R), 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics (UEFI)
ASUS X42D laptop: AMD Phenom II, 6GB RAM, Mobility Radeon HD 5400

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

#84 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:58 pm

I have 4 older 32 bit laptops I use as test loaners that are all running MX 17 flawlessly right now.
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?

#85 Post by br1anstorm » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:29 pm

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.

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

#86 Post by bbfuller » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:34 pm

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.

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

#87 Post by GuiGuy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:22 pm

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.

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