Greg Helledy on 17 May 2016 17:16:23 -0700

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[PLUG] Looking for help with Chrome on lubuntu 14.04 trusty i386

Unfortunately, Chrome is the gateway to several multimedia-type services on linux, and the end of 32-bit Chrome is rendering a lot of machines unusable for those.

I posted last week about a new Dell 2-in-1, which I bought because my trusty laptop with its 32-bit Pentium M CPU, running the version of Mint based on 14.04, is finally functionally obsolete for me. It seems that 2016 is shaping up to be the year when 32 bit computing can no longer be considered mainstream.

The big PC manufacturers were still delivering desktops and laptops with 32-bit versions of Windows up until fairly recently. A lot of consumers bought them not knowing the difference, and some who did chose 32-bit since it offered better compatibility with older software (games, mostly). I wonder whether these consumers are going to start running into trouble as software makers drop 32-bit versions?

Greg Helledy
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