The privacy-paranoid Linux distribution Tails has decided it's time to send 32-bit distributions the way of the 8086, from the planned June release of version 3.0.
Tails' developers offer two reasons in their announcement: make the distro safer and save previous developer resources.
The group explains that at the start of 2016, its bug report system WhisperBack gathered data that a mere four per cent of Tails users were on 32-bit systems.
That, the group says, meant that fixing compatibility bugs isn't worth the effort.
Tails has been using a 64-bit Linux kernel for a while on machines that support it, the post says. But all other programs included in Tails so far were built for 32-bit processors, and compatibility issues kept arising.
Announcement on the TAILS site itself: