Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Dec 2015 00:37 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Google

To provide the best experience for the most-used Linux versions, we will end support for Google Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise (12.04), and Debian 7 (wheezy) in early March, 2016. Chrome will continue to function on these platforms but will no longer receive updates and security fixes.

We intend to continue supporting the 32-bit build configurations on Linux to support building Chromium. If you are using Precise, we'd recommend that you to upgrade to Trusty.

The first signs of the end of 32bit are on the wall - starting with Linux. I wonder how long Google will continue to support 32bit Chrome on Windows. For some strange reason, Microsoft is still selling 32bit Windows 10.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by kittynipples on Tue 1st Dec 2015 14:09 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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For some reason? Come on. Microsoft goes to great lengths to ensure backwards compatibility.


Or when they just can't be bothered to produce 64bit versions of libraries that have wide usage. Case in point, the common control and CAPICOM libraries that were never updated, requiring that 32bit versions of MS Office be used. So if your enterprise has developed office solutions that use them, and Microsoft some day decides to stop providing 32bit Office binaries, then you are screwed.

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