Drivers Software

Nvidia ends support for 32-bit operating system drivers

2017 could go down as the year that marked the descent of x86 32-bit support. Ubuntu 17.10 dropped their 32-bit desktop ISO, Ubuntu Server is now dropping their 32-bit installer, and more. Now NVIDIA Corp is announcing they are ending 32-bit support for their graphics driver.

End of 32-Bit programs are near! Picture:

NVIDIA will be ending 32-bit operating system support in its entirety following the upcoming Release 390 driver series. This affects all versions of Windows as well as Linux and FreeBSD.  The upcoming NVIDIA 390.xx drivers will be the last to offer 32-bit support, as mentioned per this bulletin post.


Personally I see this positive because 32-bit Operating systems are dying anyway and this might free resources to fix some bugs faster or add new features, other popular examples are Arch Linux, which cut 32-bit last year.

Do you still use 32-bit applications or operating systems?