Seven years ago, Linus Torvalds dropped “ancient-386-CPUs” support from the Linux kernel, dismissing it with “good riddance.” While 32-bit Linux lingered on, it was no longer part of Linux’s mainstream. Gradually, distributions such as Arch Linux dumped it, as well. Then, Canonical decided to boot 32-bit Linux out of Ubuntu as well, and people threw a fit. Canonical backed off and returned some 32-bit Linux libraries. Now, it’s time to see what people think of Fedora Linux dropping support for its last 32-bit — i686 — Linux.
Fedora drops 32-bit Linux
October 4, 2019