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

Ali Linx ali.linux at amjjawad.net
Wed Oct 22 09:41:26 UTC 2014

On 10/22/2014 08:22 AM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 10/21/2014 10:53 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

Hi Aere,
> Is there a way of counting downloads of (32-bit vs. 64-bit) ISO's from 
> Ubuntu servers?  If so, it might provide some actual current numbers.

Indeed there is but these will not be accurate. The same user/IP could 
download the same image/ISO many times and that will not be accurate at 
all. There must be a unique way to count that and AFAIK, as of today, 
there is no such tool/thing IIRC.

> I know using the Awstats tool on my own web-site, it provides 
> month-to-date counts of downloads of particular binaries.  It might 
> just be a matter of looking at the statistics.

If we are looking for an estimated number, this is so easy. If we need 
something accurate or close to that, it is different story. I have done 
my very best for the last 3-4 years asking almost everyone - especially 
Lubuntu Community - to find a way to find accurate statistic, NONE 
managed as of today to propose anything that is close to accurate. If 
you guys find it, kindly let me know as I have been looking for that for 
several years :)



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