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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Developers Continue Talks To Discontinue i386 & PowerPC Images

    Discussed today during the Ubuntu 17.04 Online Summit was the dwindling state of PowerPC (32-bit PPC) and i386 (x86 32-bit) support for Ubuntu and overall Linux for that matter. Images are still being produced but likely for not much longer although the package archives are anticipated to remain...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-PPC-i386-Talk

  • #2
    If this frees up resources to improve the maintenance of architectures people actually care about, I'm all for it!

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    • #3
      Yeah 32 bit is pretty much obsolete now. A 32 bit computer typically has 2 GB RAM which isn't very much at all for running a modern desktop.

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      • #4
        That's sad to see that PPC32 is planned to be dropped ... At least, Debian should continue to support PPC64.

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