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At Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:10:08 +0100 "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:

> 
> On Sun, 2018-01-21 at 23:53 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:33:12 +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
> > > On 21/01/18 22:13, Liam Proven wrote:
> > > 
> > > > No, mid to late period 32-bit PCs were a bad thing, mostly, and are
> > > > better avoided.  
> > > 
> > > You must remember that there are many users who CANNOT AFFORD a new 
> > > computer and must rely on an old one. It is good that 32-bit Linux 
> > > continues to exist, even in old versions, so that these machines can 
> > > still be used. For some people they are their only lifeline.
> > 
> > There are a few good reasons to keep outdated hardware, however, in
> > most cases there are more reasons to use a newer machine. To get a new
> > 64bit machine is not expensive, let alone that if you chose a dual-core
> > with less horsepower, as I did, it affects the power bill, IOW a new
> > machine does cost you less money, then continuing maintaining and using
> > an old machine. Actually my outdated 64bit CPU did consume less power,
> > but my older 32bit CPUs consumed much more power, than even my current
> > 64bit CPU does. While the older 64bit CPU consumes a little bit less
> > power, the new CPU is much faster, so in the end it might need less
> > power to finish the same task. Don't get me wrong, I'm using a computer
> > as long as possible, I used my old 64bit machine for around ten years,
> > before I replaced it by a newer machine.
> 
> We are talking about a technology that increased a lot within the last
> decade. While already old 64bit machines are completely outdated,
> keeping a 32bit machine in most cases is completely idiotic. To shout
> out "CANNOT AFFORD" to migrate from 32bit to 64bit is beyond belief in
> most countries, since you usually could get outdated 64bit hardware for
> free as in beer in industrialised countries. Probably you neighbours
> through away their hardware, simply ask them to donate it to you.

If you are willing to "jump ship" WRT x86-flavored processors, 64bit quad core
Raspberry Pis (PI 3) cost only US$35.00. Yes, you need a class 10 microSd card
(US$15), a power supply (US$10), + keyboard, mouse, and monitor (any modern TV
with a HDMI input will do), but still, this is a very cheap system.

> 
> 

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