32-bit Linux distribution suggestions?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by pinkmoon89, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. pinkmoon89

    pinkmoon89 MDL Novice

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    Hey,
    I have a laptop with the following specifications:

    * Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6Ghz
    * 1 GB RAM DDR2 SDRAM
    * Intel GMA 945
    * 160 GB HDD

    Currently runs XP Home SP3, however I am thinking to 'upgrade' to Linux or dual boot, because support for XP is dwindling gradually over the next year. -.-

    Upgrading the actual computer to more modern specs, or throwing it away is not an option.

    However many Linux distributions are not supporting 32-bit anymore... Any suggestions for what do? I'm say I'm intermediate level of Linux, I know my way around the command line somewhat but like to have a nice GUI.
     
  2. pinkmoon89

    pinkmoon89 MDL Novice

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    I heard Ubuntu is killing off 32-bit support in a few years. Is this true?

    Edit: They killed it off for Ubuntu itself but MATE 17.10 seems to still support i386
     
  3. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    Probably, but its supported at the moment, the support may last longer than your old laptop.
     
  4. pinkmoon89

    pinkmoon89 MDL Novice

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    Ah, okay!
    I'll look into MATE, maybe give it a test run or something and see how it turns out ^.^
     
  5. TrustMe

    TrustMe MDL Member

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    I replied to your post in another thread. Try Linux Mint, I really like it. It’s very similar to Windows the 7.
     
  6. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Lubuntu is better than MATE it uses 250mb ram when booted up.
     
  7. Nimbus2000

    Nimbus2000 MDL Member

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    I concur with Kim100. There are other distributions that meet your requirements but MX-16 has worked very well for me on similar hardware.
     
  8. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    MX is probably better for "newbs" and those returning to the fold who are more than a bit rusty, very happy with it so far.
     
  9. c6p0

    c6p0 MDL Novice

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  10. pinkmoon89

    pinkmoon89 MDL Novice

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    Hm, I went with debian in the end because as you say it will probably last the longest on 32bit architecture for stable.
     
  11. Ammit

    Ammit MDL Novice

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  12. Ammit

    Ammit MDL Novice

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    This is something interesting archlinux32.org

    Nice