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32-bit Linux Google Chrome to end in March 2016
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jamesbond

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Dec 2015, 14:10    Post subject:  32-bit Linux Google Chrome to end in March 2016
Subject description: For Google Chrome afficionados
 

As the title said.

Pertinent excerpt:
Google Chrome Dev wrote:
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.


But to contain the storm, they also said
Quote:
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.


Source: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/chromium-dev/FoE6sL-p6oU
Sorry I can't linkify the URL or my post won't show up.

@Flash, if this is not the appropriate forum for this, please move it over elsewhere. Thanks.

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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Dec 2015, 19:34    Post subject:  

Another reason to dislike Google or just the wave of the future? Lately, it seems even Barry is moving away from the 32 bit.
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James C


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 00:51    Post subject:  

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3010404/browsers/googles-killing-chrome-support-for-32-bit-linux-ubuntu-1204-and-debian-7.html

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If you purchased your computer in the last decade, it probably has a 64-bit-capable processor. The transition to 64-bit operating systems has been a long one, but Google is about to give Linux users another push. In March 2016, Google will stop releasing Chrome for 32-bit Linux distributions.
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 01:44    Post subject:  

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To provide the best experience for the most-used Linux versions

Hard to see how stopping building for 32-bit can improve the experience on any system...

Although I'm more annoyed when they ruin their core services - gmail's been flagging all my topic reply notifications from this forum as spam for the last few months, even though I keep unflagging them, and have received many thousands in the past without flagging them myself. (If I log into the web interface it says the email doesn't comply with their guidelines as https://support.google.com/mail/answer/81126?hl=en-GB#authentication).

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 02:31    Post subject:  

“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.

A warm fuzzy for Google Chrome users. F-------------------- them.

32bit forever I say.
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musher0


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:50    Post subject:  

Thumbs up darry1966!

Hoopla aside, I still can't see much of a difference in performance between a
1.9 MgHz mono-core 32-bit computer and a 1.6 MgHz dual-core 64-bit one.

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