Arch Linux 2017.03.01 Is Now Available for Download, Drops 32-Bit Support

Yes, you’ve guessed it! We’re talking about Arch Linux 2017.03.01, which is the first ISO image of the Linux-based operating system to ship with support for 32-bit installations. The ISO was renamed from “dual-arch” to simply “dual,” and we took it for a quick spin to see how the boot menu looks like. As you can see, there’s only a one option for installing the Arch Linux operating system on new PCs, for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms. If you have an older computer that does not have a 64-bit processor, don’t even bother downloading the Arch Linux 2017.03.01 ISO image because it won’t work. Instead, you should get last month’s ISO and update the system after installation. On the bright side of things, the ISO is a lot smaller now, with only ~500 MB in size.