Linux Mint 20 and Future Releases Will Drop Support for 32-bit Installations

The Linux Mint project announced today that they have decided to follow Canonical’s decision to drop support for 32-bit system in future releases of their Ubuntu operating system.

As you might know, Canonical announced last month that they plan to drop support for 32-bit systems all together, not only for new installations, but they ended up realizing that some major projects like Wine and Steam still need 32-bit libraries, so starting with Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) they’ll only build select 32-bit packages.

Many users were asking if Ubuntu-based distributions will be affected by this major change, which shouldn’t be a surprize to  anyone in 2019, so it looks like Linux Mint, one of the most popular Ubuntu-based operating systems out there will follow on Ubuntu’s steps to drop support for 32-bit systems in future releases, starting with Linux Mint 20.

“The announcement from Canonical that 32-bit support was to be dropped in Ubuntu 20.04 means that the future Linu… (read more)

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