Petition Started for 64-bit and Linux Support on Intel Atom Bay Trail Tablets

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2014-Sep-15 | Tags: 32vs64inteltablet

Start64!The Intel Atom Bay Trail tablets have been out for a few months already, but none of the hardware vendors is providing 64-bit firmware builds for them, which means that you can't install any Linux distros.

When the first Intel Atom Bay Trail-based tablets hit the market, they only arrived with Windows pre-installed, but a bug in a feature called InstaGo prevented Microsoft from providing the 64-bit mode. The platform is also UEFI-powered, so running Linux in a 32-bit mode is not really an option.

In fact, you can't install Linux on any 32-bit UEFI PC, because the boot loader only supports 64-bit, and this is a major issue for people who really want to used their Intel Atom Bay Trail-powered devices with a Linux OS.


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