Ubuntu Desktop to drop 32-bit media

With the release of Ubuntu 17.10 coming up in a few weeks it looks as though one significant change will be the removal of 32-bit installation media for Ubuntu’s Desktop edition. John Ledkov wrote on the Ubuntu Release mailing list:

“Please action the below and remove Ubuntu Desktop i386 daily-live images from the release manifest for Beta and Final milestones of 17.10 and therefore do not ship ubuntu-desktop-i386.iso artifact for 17.10. As a follow-up to this thread it has been confirmed that argumentation below is sound, and furthermore there is no longer any effective QA or testing of the desktop product on actual i386 hardware (explicitly non x86_64 CPUs).”

Source: Ubuntu