UBUNTU MATE 18.10 DROPPING 32 BIT IMAGES (I386) INSTALLATIONS
In this article we are going to discuss about a recent announcement of Ubuntu MATE. Recently Ubuntu MATE has announced on their official community forum that they are dropping 32 BIT installation ISO image support from their next release i.e Ubuntu MATE 18.10. As we all know that Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTE released on 26 April 2018 and you can download both both 32 BIT and 64 BIT installation ISO images but from it’s next release they are no more working on 32 BIT installation ISO image.
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Ubuntu has already been dropped 32 Bit ISO support from it’s Ubuntu 17.10 release which was happen on 2017. The reason behind this dropping decision of Ubuntu MATE is as per some statistics less then 10% users are using 32 BIT installation image of Ubuntu MATE. Hence from Ubuntu MATE 18.10 release the developer’s will only concentrate on 64 Bit image and instead of working on 32 Bit image support they will put their efforts to support ARM devices like Raspberry Pi.
As per a research 92% of peoples likes 64 Bit installation image instead of 32 Bit. 3rd party application’s like Google Chrome, Nvidia. Mozilla Firefox also dropped 32 Bit package release so many years before.
But there is a good news for 32 Bit (i386) users. As per announcement those who are currently using 32 Bit installation image will get official updates and support for next 3 years i.e. till 2021 and Ubuntu MATE also offer 32 Bit packages from their repositories for some time.
So that is all about the Ubuntu Mate’s next release. We are waiting for your feedback on this announcement. So please place your opinion on comment box below. If you found this article useful then Like us, Share this post on your preferred Social media, Subscribe our Newsletter OR if you have something to say then feel free to comment on the comment box below.