Windows - Linux stops support for 32-bit

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Windows - Linux stops support for 32-bit

Post#1 by Evan » 10 Feb 2017, 13:12

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3164876/ ... 2-bit.html

Wonder what the Porteus 64 to 32-bit ratio is for users.
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Post#2 by Evan » 24 Feb 2017, 09:41

AMD drops Windows 8.1 32-bit Radeon driver support

http://hexus.net/tech/news/software/102 ... r-support/
Upon enquiry TPU got a reply which basically said there aren't new drivers for Windows 81 32-bit "because nobody cares about 32-bit Windows 8.1 anymore." Reasons cited by the AMD representative included the following:

Extremely low download numbers for the driver.
Cutting driver development team costs by discarding OSes and architectures that have a minimal audience.

In addition to the above TPU noted that players of modern AAA PC games will be unlikely to run an OS with such limited RAM support (approx 3.5GB max, available to system). Many modern games require 64-bit Windows and an increasing number recommend 8GB of system RAM or more.
Even Windows 32 bit support is on it's way out.

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Re: Windows - Linux stops support for 32-bit

Post#3 by Bogomips » 24 Feb 2017, 11:05

^ I'll have you know Porteus is one of the last refuges for the ecologically aware. :twisted:
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB

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Re: Windows - Linux stops support for 32-bit

Post#4 by fulalas » 24 Feb 2017, 23:56

Considering that all CPUs are 64bits ready since the early 2000, I can't see a good reason for keeping support to 32bits systems until now. Let's move on, people. Technology walks forward :)

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