Get Yerself a Newer Old Computer, You Fukn Slowpoke!

Yaya, we know Linux is the saviour of machines from the IT museum. But we won’t overdo it with the nostalgia so do you?

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After mothership Ubuntu, now naughty daughter Mint follows in dropping 32-bit distro releases.

Come on guys, be real. I bet not even your oldest bricked doorstop is a 32-bit machine. And even if you still have such shit laying around, well you’ve got a grace period up to April 2023, when Ubuntu 18.04’s LTS (Mint’s base code) support will end. And in 2023 you’ll have enough woolongs put aside to get a cheapo 64-bit machine from the used car dealer of your trust.

But if you finally wanna check out Linux – as everybody with some sense recommends – and your testing computer is really, like really really, seriously old, you’ll still find a friend in Linux Mint.

Just don’t wait too long! 😐

 

4 comments

  1. 🙂 Well, Linux Mint was supporting the 32-bit versions of their operating system for quite a long time (Which is way after Ubuntu stopped supporting theirs).

    2020 seems to be a reasonable time period to end support for the 32-bit versions of Linux Mint or any Linux distribution for that matter.

    I hope that those people with their old 32-bit computers come across the cash to purchase a 64-bit computer.

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    • Oh god, child! 😮 Don’t tell me you’re one of them, one of those, you know ‘ewig gestrigen’ who keep their outdated computers alive by installing outdated OSes on them? Pleez no!

      Far as I know primitive Xfce shows no speed advantages over fancy Mate.

      But anyway, how can Xubuntu keep supporting 32-bit when mothership Ubu cancels the supply?

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