An ISO image of Arch Linux has recently been released, known as Arch Linux 2017.02.1, it is the latest version we have to install this operating system on our computer.
Arch Linux is a rolling release distribution which means that ISO images or versions are not necessary to have our operating system up to date. However, the ISO image is needed for the first installation. That is why these versions are released every month with the latest stable software included in the official Arch Linux repositories.
So this image Arch Linux 2017.02.1 includes the latest version of the Linux kernel, in this case with the latest revisions published, that is, Kernel 4.9.6. The latest versions of important programs such as Mozilla Firefox or the most common desktops that we find in the Gnu / linux world have also been included, with the exception of Plasma 5.9, which is not yet in the ISO image, but in the systems.
Arch Linux 2017.02.1 will be the last image to have a 32-bit platform
But the most important thing about this ISO image is that it will be the last ISO image to come out for 32-bit systems. Like many other distributions, Arch Linux abandons the 32-bit platform, platform that have older computers that are more than 10 years old. They are increasingly scarce equipment and therefore their performance is not as high as the work carried out for other platforms. Arch Linux thus abandons this platform and it will not be the only or the last to do so.
In any case, if your team has this platform and you already have 32-bit Arch Linux installed, don't worry Well, you will continue to receive updates and support, but new installations will not be possible.