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

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[10]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Wed 2nd Dec 2015 04:30 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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But, they weren't bringing a 32-bit NT with existing 32-bit software onto a compatible 64-bit platform.

NT on Alpha was purely 64-bit, as the Alpha itself was purely 64-bit.

And for MIPS, all versions of NT required an R4000, which was 64-bit. I can find very little on the web about NT on MIPS beyond that it existed and was sold for a short time, but I'd be surprised if Microsoft had a 32-bit ABI for MIPS alongside the 64-bit ABI, since NT required a 64-bit MIPS chip.

And, if that's the case, no, they didn't know in 1993 that they would have issues of supporting 32-bit and 64-bit ABIs on the same system.

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