Linux News Today: CentOS 7 Linux OS Has Been Officially Released for the 32-Bit (i386) Architecture
After being in development for quite a few months now, the port of the CentOS 7 Linux operating system to 32-bit (i686/x86) hardware architectures has been finalized earlier this week.
Johnny Hughes has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 for the x86 (i386/32-bit) architectures, which is currently distributed on the official CentOS mirrors as an installable-only DVD ISO image, a Net Install ISO image, an Everything ISO image, as well as a minimal ISO image that includes a basic amount of packages.
“We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 for the 32-bit x86 (i386) architecture,” says Johnny Hughes. “This is the first major release of the 32 bit x86 by the AltArch Special Interest Group. This release is based on the Source Code from the CentOS 7 (1503) x86_64 architecture and includes all current updates from the main CentOS 7 tree.”
Users who want to install the CentOS 7 Linux operating system on 32-bit hardware are informed by the developers that the install process is identical with the one of the 64-bit version. Also, they should be aware of two known issues, installation on QEMU (KVM) i386 virtual machines requires the activation of the “Copy Host CPU” option, and the inability of exiting the GNOME desktop environment using the menu.
Download CentOS Linux 7 for 32-bit architectures right now from Softpedia.