I agree with you, it is a shame to waste a large amount of delevelopment time and resources to support an ancient and outdated arch..KC_386 wrote:
Unfortunately mostly this is due to the apparent lack of commitment about maintaining a 32bit distro. This is a shame
those models are approximately 10 years old ... however I'm fairly sure that they are mosttly 64 bit capable depending on CPU, all core 2 duo provide 64 bit support.as there is nothing wrong with the hardware (indeed I would buy another IBM T60 or T61 in a heartbeat),
Latest wiz-bang ?It would appear that the attraction of the working on the latest wiz-bang hardware offering, (and being chained to the hardware manufacturer's release cycles drives) holds more attention than just maintaining a well functioning and reliable distribution. This is a pity.
Intel launched 80386 in 1985 .... AMD launched the first 64bit CPU in 2003, yeah amd64 arch at the time was the latest wiz-bang, but it was nearly 15 years ago.
You don't have to, you can safely stay stuck in the past forever!So again everyone thanks but no thanks. Keep enjoying BSD, no doubt I will return to it when I have to move to 64bit computing.