With Ubuntu 17.10 discontinuing the 32-bit desktop ISOs, here is the last time it makes sense comparing the Ubuntu 32-bit (i686) versus x86_64 performance.
In a follow-up email to a discussion from May when Ubuntu Desktop team discussed the possibility of removal of the 32-bit (i386) installation images from the servers, developer Dimitri John Ledkov confirmed the decision today.
Apple started requiring new iOS apps to include 64-bit binaries back in iOS 8, but developers with 32-bit apps already in the App Store were allowed to stay. The writing was on the wall, however, and Apple since then has pushed for its entire ecosystem to go 64-bit, culminating with an announcement earlier this year that all apps, legacy or not, must move to 64-bit for iOS 11.
Have you ever wondered why you have the 32-bit version of Windows 10 installed on your computer while you have all the requirements to install the new version? Maybe you even need to upgrade from the 32-bit to the 64-bit version of Windows since some of your memory is not used (the 32-bit version only supports up to 4Gb of RAM). Before you upgrade, you need to check some things out first.
Apple announced the next major update to iOS at WWDC 2017 today, calling it, you guessed it, iOS 11. Three devices will lose support, making the OS exclusive to 64-bit devices, and while the company didn't explicitly say so during its keynote, 64-bit apps.
On Tuesday, Google announced that the 59th version of its widely popular browser, Chrome is entering the beta channel. It has been made available on every major platform — Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. It brings along a handful of new features but the most prominent would have to be the automatic upgradation to the 64-bit installation on Windows.
Apple’s intention to drop 32-bit support isn’t a surprise, the Cupertino-based company has been hinting at the new move for quite some time now, ever since it started sending notifications to update apps to improve compatibility.
App analytics firm Sensor Tower conducted a survey on the assumption that Apple’s next major iOS update could remove 32-bit support. This would mean that nearly 200,000 apps from the App Store would be rendered obsolete.
To kick off the new year, the developers of the Debian-based siduction GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability of version 2017.1.0.
It's the first day of March, which means that Arch Linux users can get their hands on a brand-new install medium of the well-known GNU/Linux distribution with all the latest software updates and security patches.
AMD’s latest Radeon drivers no longer come with support for the 32-bit version of Windows 8.1, with the company now providing software only for the 64-bit SKU of the Windows 10 predecessor.
If you find yourself needing an operating system that respects your privacy, you cannot go wrong with Tails. The live Linux-distro can be run from a DVD which is read-only, meaning there is less of a chance of files being left behind. Heck, Edward Snowden famously used it to protect himself when shining a light on the overreaching US government.
Tails 3.0 will require a 64-bit x86-64 compatible processor. As opposed to older versions of Tails, it will not work on 32-bit processors. We have waited for years until we felt it was the right time to do this switch. Still, this was a hard decision for us to make. Today, we want to explain why we eventually made this decision, how it will affect users, and when.
The recently-released iOS 10.3 beta 1 provides us with a glimpse into how Apple sees the future of the platform, as new evidence indicates that support for 32-bit apps is very likely to be pulled.
The story of 64-bit Firefox on Windows is a long and complex one, and it is just about to end with Mozilla moving from offering 32-bit Firefox as the default download option to offering 64-bit Firefox on Windows by default.
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