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Story: How to Install Opera Web Browser on Ubuntu 18.04Total Replies: 8
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jdixon

Apr 15, 2019
3:22 PM EDT
Opera is now 64 bit only for Linux. Version 45 was the last stable release for 32 bit versions of Linux.

And yes, I'm still running 32 bit. Not the least because my laptop has an older 32 bit Atom processor.
penguinist

Apr 15, 2019
4:22 PM EDT
I wonder what percentage of the desktops and notebooks in use are running 32 bit. My guess is that it's under 5% by now. Anyone know the actual number?
gus3

Apr 15, 2019
5:09 PM EDT
Right now I have two 32-bit and two 64-bit systems at home, all running Slackware. My parents' systems are similarly 50/50: Dad's is 32-bit, Mom's is 64-bit.
jdixon

Apr 16, 2019
6:00 AM EDT
Right now I don't have any 64 bit systems. My desktop is 64 bit capable, but only has 4 GB of memory so wouldn't gain anything by being 64 bit. And when I installed it it only had 2 GB of memory.
cabreh

Apr 16, 2019
9:43 AM EDT
So, that's two people with 32 bit systems so far?
jdixon

Apr 16, 2019
2:19 PM EDT
> So, that's two people with 32 bit systems so far?

Given how few people who still comment here, how many people do you expect?
gus3

Apr 16, 2019
2:26 PM EDT
@jdixon, having a 64-bit data path speeds up calculations considerably. The slight down-trade in memory efficiency is more than offset in MIPS and FLOPS. Try "openssl speed" to see the raw difference.
jdixon

Apr 16, 2019
2:43 PM EDT
> I wonder what percentage of the desktops and notebooks in use are running 32 bit.

Trying to actually answer the question, if we check the Windows stats we should get a good idea.

NetMarketShare says XP is still 3.7% of the Windows base, and that's almost entirely 32 bit. They say Windows 7 is 39.6%, and if we assume 10% of Windows 7 installs are 32 bit, that's another 3.96%. So that would give 7.66%. StatCounter says 1.75% and 33.44%. So that would give 5.094%.

So somewhere between 5% and 10% as a round figure. The 10% figure on Windows 7 installations is a pure guess, of course.
750

Apr 16, 2019
4:24 PM EDT
The install i am writing this from is 32-bit, but is long overdue a replacement.

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