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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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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

Apr 24, 2019
10:56 AM EDT
I used to have two 32-bit laptop systems. Both of them came factory equipped with a version of Windows software. As each laptop aged, it became increasingly difficult to update and maintain Windows software.

In fairness, it also became increasingly difficult to run any software, but there were a few 32-bit Linux distributions that ran on them. As the software became more difficult to find and update, it was more of a curiosity than a need to continue to work with these systems. Finally I sent all of them to recycle centers.

Linux 64-bit systems, an "after thought" long ago, are common now, yet even these can easily be replaced with a Chromebook or a phone for many functions, including forum and blog communication.

May 07, 2019
2:36 PM EDT
I have a few 32-bit machines here. They are developer pool machines for work. Basically, we use them to build 32-bit versions of our code and packages and to test them. 32-bit systems that I still use for anything else? None.

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