Month: March 2018

  • 32 to 64 bit distro crossgrades for Debian and Ubuntu

    The demise of 32 bit distros is nigh! Some distros are dropping or reducing support for 32 bit versions.  e.g. only providing 64 bit ISO downloads. Some software makers are no longer putting out 32 bit versions of their software.  e.g. Since version 9 Oracle have only released a 64 bit version of Java. In […]

  • Modernizing your ancient server distro

    RimuHosting has now been providing VM servers for over 15 years. Back in the day the state of the art distros we setup for customers included 32-bit Debian 3- and Ubuntu 6-based servers. Things have moved on.  By default all new orders are setup with 64-bit distros.  And Debian is up to version 9, while […]