32 bit support.

Stuart Krivis stuart.krivis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 21:07:17 UTC 2016

On 01/22/2016 03:18 PM, Tom H wrote:

> RHEL 7 was released in 2014 without a 32-bit version so it'd be fairly
> natural for Ubuntu 16.04 to follow suit.

That assumes that RHEL and Ubuntu Server are targeted at exactly the 
same set of customers. That's certainly possible, but you'd have to talk 
to people from both RH and Canonical to determine whether it's true or 
not. (They may regard it as confidential and not want to to discuss it 

> I'm not involved in the development of Ubuntu Server but I'm sure that
> those who are would find your enquiry more useful if you answered the
> following two questions:
> What are the advantages of 32-bit over 64-bit?

It runs on 32-bit processors.

> What are the disadvantages of 64-bit over 32-bit?

Requires extra libraries to run 32-bit software, and it may be less 
efficient in use of RAM in some cases.

YMMV. :-)

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