OT: Survey on "Still running 32 bit Ubuntu?"

Ali Linx ali.linux at amjjawad.net
Wed Oct 22 09:30:26 UTC 2014


On 10/22/2014 03:53 AM, Lars Noodén wrote:
> There is still a fair amount of 32-bit x86 hardware in use around here.
>   But these machines are all old now.  How long are they likely to last?
>   Here is a survey on considering 16.04 LTS be the last release of Ubuntu
> with 32-bit images to run on 32-bit only machines:
> https://bryanquigley.com/crazy-ideas/still-running-32-bit-ubuntu

It is good idea to run such surveys and it is good point to bring on the 
table. Old machines should not go to trash unless these are 100% dead. I 
realized that even Lubuntu or other distributions won't be helpful in 
the coming years and for that, I have created this project: 
http://torios.org/ which is still Alpha at the moment but we are moving 
forward with solid steps and Beta is just around the corner. Now, ToriOS 
is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which is well-known to be better on old 
hardware than 14.04 LTS and for that reason, I insisted to base ToriOS 
on 12.04 and the team has agreed. Now, what could happen when 16.04 is 
out and just in case Canonical decided to end the 32bit support by that 
cycle? or perhaps even before that? 14.04 LTS could be the last one? who 
knows? not to worry, ToriOS will make sure that old machines will stay 
in service as long as possible. Only time can tell and prove that :)

> Regards,
> /Lars



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