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32-bit PCs on borrowed time...
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starhawk

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2016, 21:12    Post subject:  

scientist wrote:
The advantages of 64 vs 32 bit are negligible.


I agree, at least as it applies to the everyday dude or dudette at their computer -- in a major part because PAE. Yeah, I know, Windblows doesn't "do" PAE. Too bad. We don't care about Windblows all that much, here, because we're better than that.

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Robert123

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2016, 21:26    Post subject:  

Hello living in NZ I see a lot of people who can't afford new computers and scoop up the old 32bit machines from Trademe with some going for pretty decent prices. Got a lovely T42 Thinkpad from there - got a soft spot for thinkpads.

Anyway I agree that Distros dropping 32bit like Zenwalk and PCLinuxOS is dumb and I stick with 32bit to not have to deal with UEFI and just have a machine that works - my needs a pretty basic for every day use anyway.

Also as this is my first post so Hello to you guys anyway.
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musher0

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2016, 23:00    Post subject:  

Hello back, Robert 123, and welcome to the Kennels! Smile
I hope you enjoy it here!

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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2016, 00:56    Post subject:  

I, too am a 32bit fan though I've just recently focused more on the 64bit. Still have a few quality 32bit machines running well at home.
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greengeek


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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2016, 06:01    Post subject:  

Robert123 wrote:
I stick with 32bit to not have to deal with UEFI and just have a machine that works .
Howdy neighbour! I must agree with you - I am stockpiling 32 bit and early 64bit machines in the hope that I can delay any eventual "need" to convert to the newer UEFI capable 64bit hardware.

Not all "progress" is good progress and as far as I can tell the move to 64bit and in particular UEFI plays into the hands of corporates that want to restrict what the end customer can do to customise their operating systems, and also allows those same corporates to eventually remote control the end-users computing experience.

Happy to stick with the older hardware at least as long as the software does what I need it to, and as long as the mobo capacitors hold out.
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Robert123

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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2016, 06:22    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
Hello back, Robert 123, and welcome to the Kennels! Smile
I hope you enjoy it here!


[/quote]Howdy neighbour! I must agree with you
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Thank you nice to be here.
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nancy reagan

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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2016, 07:13    Post subject: Emmabuntus  

I running
emmabuntus 32 bit for quite some time now. Very complete.


They have an 64 bit as well.


I did -full install- on usb stick. (Applies to all ubuntus)

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1872303
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2016, 07:39    Post subject:  

I have a "newer" machine that has the newer FU stuff and is 64 bit.
The previous owner obviously felt the same way as I do and turned all the crap off an resorted to the old method.

I haven't yet tried any multi-boot stuff with it as I'm still clearing out all the corporate rubbish before I save a decent disk image.

I've not yet tried 64 bit Puppy on it as the only Puppy I have tried is my emergency USB stick and that worked OK with 32 bit.

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Pelo

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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2016, 14:25    Post subject: Just read fatdog 64 topic  

Just read fatdog 64 topic to understand why 64 bits users get sad.
They are all searching for 32bits applications they could run with their FatDog 64.
The huge liar for (True for Puppy 64) is that the packages are shown available, but when you launch download, it fails, they dont find the dependancies, because they don't exist Smile (Tharpup 64)
My computer is 64 bits, running 32 bits apps since 4 years now. Is that a shame, no.
I admit that boot is faster.
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