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  • Ubuntu 17.10 Will Drop The 32-bit Desktop ISO

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 17.10 Will Drop The 32-bit Desktop ISO

    Ubuntu will no longer be producing a desktop i386 ISO beginning with the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 17.10...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Drops-i386-ISO

  • #2
    Glad to see they're keeping the i686 Server images. The smaller memory footprint of i686 vs x86-64 allows me to run about 30% more VM instances.

    Any chance of them dropping older CPU architectures on the server images? No one runs P4 servers anymore since they are so massively inefficient. While I'm almost always memory constrained, a free CPU performance bump never hurts.

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    • #3
      >The smaller memory footprint of i686 vs x86-64 allows me to run about 30% more VM instances.

      Would love to better understand your use case where it makes a difference - how do you measure it and what it the app?

      Related, have you tried LXD instead of VMs? https://linuxcontainers.org/lxd/

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      • #4
        Stupid decision. In my opinion they should drop 32bit after Ubuntu 17.10 and they should say - your next release is only x64bit but no... they drop it from day to day (like Unity) this is wrong in my opinion.

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        • #5
          What will Lubuntu do?

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          • #6
            Arch leads the way once again

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            • #7
              Now all they need to do is:

              1. Drop the Ubuntu XX.10 releases
              2. Keep Ubuntu LTS
              3. Create Ubuntu Rolling-Release
              4. Create Ubuntu Rolling-Release [testing] [stable] [core] to assure QA.

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              • #8
                In before someone starts moaning that they're running one of those 32-bit Atom EEE-style netbooks from 10 years ago....

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GhostOfFunkS View Post
                  Clever. QA is most likely to fail when you have a test case explosion. Trim.
                  Yeah, if they want to have a decent user experience with GNOME they need all the resources they can free up.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kaprikawn View Post
                    In before someone starts moaning that they're running one of those 32-bit Atom EEE-style netbooks from 10 years ago....
                    Or even worse they start moaning over purely philosophical reasons that have no standing in real life.

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