Almost a decade ago, Apple put the first nail in Flash Player's grave. Over time we have come to realize that it was an outdated and dangerous technology, which is why many services made the move to HTML5. I think that with this change we all win, but not all changes are good. And it is that many operating systems no longer support 32bits, something that has begun to do Xubuntu 19.04 since last Thursday.
This decision was made by a vote that took place in December and the team says that users who want to continue using Xubuntu can do so on their version v18.04 that will be supported until 2023. From there, users with a 32-bit computer will have to assume that they will not receive any more updates or switch to an operating system that continues to support that architecture. This is bad news for all those who have a 32-bit computer that still works perfectly, since Xubuntu is one of the lightest operating systems that are part of the Ubuntu family.
Xubuntu 19.04 gains AptURL link support
Xubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo includes important news, such as the return of GIMP, AptURL link support, Linux Kernel 5.0 or the new version Xfce 4.13.3. Like the rest of its brothers, the new version also includes the latest versions of its suite of applications, among which are Parole Media Player, the Thunar file explorer or Firefox.
Personally, this seems like bad news to me, especially if I think about teams that still have some family members. I remember resurrecting a computer with Xubuntu years ago and went from being a slow computer to a fully functional one. It is true that now it is not as light as some time ago, but Xfce will always be less heavy than GNOME or KDE. What do you think that Xubuntu 19.04 no longer includes support for 32bits?