Lilbits: Chromebook explosion, Huawei’s respite, and PinePhone KDE Community Edition

The global pandemic has been hard on everyone… except maybe for PC makers. With more people working and schooling from home, a lot of people have been looking for laptops, tablets, and other devices capable of handling your daily Zoom quota. That’s been enough to reverse a trend in recent years that’s seen PC shipments […]

CrossOver 19 runs 32-bit Windows apps on 64-bit only macOS Catalina

CrossOver is software that allows you to run Windows programs on non-Windows operating systems including Linux, Chrome OS, and macOS. But one problem with that last part is that an awful lot of Windows applications are 32-bit… and even many 64-bit apps have 32-bit installers. So when dropped support for 32-bit apps with the launch […]

Canonical (sort of) backtracks: Ubuntu will continue to support (some) 32-bit software

A few days after announcing it would effectively drop support for 32-bit software in future versions of the Ubuntu operating system, Canonical has decided to “change our plan and build selected 32-bit i386 packages.” The company’s original decision sparked some backlash when it became clear that some existing apps and games would no longer run […]

Ubuntu is dropping support for 32-bit apps and games, so Steam is dropping support for Ubuntu

Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system is one of the biggest names in desktop GNU/Linux. But if you plan to play PC games on Linux, you might want to start looking around for a different Linux distro. Ubuntu developer Steve Langasek announced last week that starting with Ubuntu 19:10, which comes out in October, Canonical would no […]

Apple is phasing out support for 32-bit iOS apps

Apple was the first company to offer a smartphone powered by a 64-bit processor. Now it looks like it’ll be the first to end support for phones with 32-bit chips. Sort of. Your older iPhones or iPads won’t stop working anytime soon, but there are signs that any device running the latest version of iOS […]

Jide releases Remix OS for 32-bit PCs (older notebooks, tablets, etc)

Remix OS is a version of Android designed to feel like a desktop operating system. In January the developers at Jide released an alpha version for PCs, allowing you to run Android apps and games on many computers… but only if they had 64-bit processors. Now Jide has released a build that works on 32-bit […]