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    Fedora 27 Might Not Support 32-bit Machines

    The few 32bit users will have the full lifecycle of Fedora 26 to choose a time to upgrade to a 64bit installation. Some old hardware will no longer be supported by fedora.
    Source: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chang...g_i686_Kernels

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    Re: Fedora 27 Might Not Support 32-bit Machines

    keep an eye on this new mailing list:

    https://lists.fedoraproject.org/arch...raproject.org/

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    Re: Fedora 27 Might Not Support 32-bit Machines

    Those who still use 32 bit are few. Give support for 32 bit is time & effort costy. Moreover, there are very few new 32 bit devices. Most companies making 64 bit.

    So, it is wise to stop support because it act as break in path of development.
    Fedora 26 X64 bit Cinnamon edition on Lenovo ThinkPad e550 with Intel core i7 5500 CPU @ 2.40 GH X 2, RAM = 8 GB, HHD = 1 TB, Hybrid VGA (Intel Corporation HD Graphic 5500 + Radeon R7 M265 2GB)

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    Re: Fedora 27 Might Not Support 32-bit Machines

    I couldn't find any figures but did come across this article:

    The Microsoftie previously said that there were 100s of millions of existing 32bit PCs that are upgradeable, suggesting that, without a 32-bit version of Windows 10, all these computers would have to stick to an older Windows version or move to a completely different platform, most likely Linux.
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Micro...d-469563.shtml

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    Re: Fedora 27 Might Not Support 32-bit Machines

    RHEL 7 and CentOS 7 already officially removed 32-bit kernels. the 32-bit version of CentOS 7 has been community maintained from the word go.

    Regarding supporting 32-bit machines, the life-span of the hardware will cause most remaining users to migrate to newer 64-bit hardware in the near future. this is even allowing for older re-conditioned hardware predominantly used in the developing nations.

    In the meantime, there are still options.

    CentOS 6.X supported until 30th November 2020
    CentOS 7.X supported until 30th June 2024 (an alternate architecture 32-bit community maintained version is available)
    Fedora Project Community maintained kernels and ISOs (no different to using an existing Spin and one or two COPR resources)
    Seek out another Linux distribution that still has official 32-bit kernel compilation (they are rapidly decreasing in numbers too)

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    Re: Fedora 27 Might Not Support 32-bit Machines

    64 bit is the rule today ...

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    Re: Fedora 27 Might Not Support 32-bit Machines

    well 32bit should have been long ditched, else we will never have to deal with 32bit UEFI platforms...

    almost 20 years from now is the Year 2038 bug too...
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    https://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=1760122&postcount=528

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