Ubuntu MATE 18.10 Will Drop 32-Bit Support for New Installations

Following in the footsteps of Ubuntu, the Ubuntu MATE official flavor is dropping support for 32-bit installations with the 18.10 release, which is expected to hit the streets later this fall in October. Only a 64-bit ISO image will be released for Ubuntu MATE 18.10. The decision to drop 32-bit ISO images was taken because less than 10% of Ubuntu MATE users are using the operating system on older, 32-bit machines, and many of those actually install the i386 variant of Ubuntu MATE on 64-bit (amd64) computers.

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