Connect with us

Tech

Nvidia Has Officially Ended Support For 32 Bit Computers & Operating Systems

Published

on

Nvidia Has Officially Ended Support For 32 Bit Computers & Operating Systems 1

To be honest, I’ve never really liked 32 Bit computers and I wonder why anyone should even be using them. It’s 2018 so if you’re using a 32 bit PC just get an upgrade.

32-bit systems have their days numbered as the pressure from both hardware manufacturers and software developers increases. Apple has stopped supporting 32-bit applications in iOS and will soon do so in macOS as well.

Nvidia Has Officially Ended Support For 32 Bit Computers & Operating Systems 2

More recently, it seems Google will require only  64-bit apps for Android in the Google Play Store.  Also Nvidia that has just announced that it will stop releasing drivers for these systems.

With a brief statement, Nvidia has finished “killing” their drivers for 32-bit systems.

The drivers will not be installed or will work on these systems and the news will not be released for compatible versions, which will be the GeForce Game Ready Driver 390 and earlier versions.

The statement reads as follows:-
“After the launch of the 390 drivers, Nvidia will stop releasing drivers for 32-bit operating systems in any architecture of their GPUs. The versions released after the news, will not work or be installed on these systems. The improvements of the drivers, the optimizations and the special functions that are released later, will not be ported to the 390 version or any of the previous ones”.

Evolution of 64-bit is inevitable, now also on Nvidia graphics cards


Nvidia’s decision affects all operating systems for which it releases drivers. Without going any further, we have all supported versions of Windows such as Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, all supported Linux versions and FreeBSD.

However, we must make a nuance to all this. In the case of security updates that are considered critical, Nvidia will continue to launch them for 1 year. The deadline to leave “completely abandoned” 32-bit systems is January 2019.

With this change, 2018 will be the expected year where the 32-bit systems start to have its days counted. For now, the lack of pressure from manufacturers and developers has allowed some relaxation, but the time has come to put an end to these systems that already have little meaning in the current scenario.

I’m suspecting the next tech company to kill 32 bit will be Microsoft.

Let’s take a moment of silence for 32 bit softwares.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

Tech

iTunes is going to be shut down officially

Isaac Godwin

Published

on

iTunes is going to be shut down officially 13

iTunes is going to be shut down officially 14

After almost two decades of service, Apple is reportedly dumping iTunes.

It first started off as rumors, but now it is going to be made official at WWDC in just a few hours.

iTunes is going to be shut down officially 15

Before this, you might have noticed that the Instagram and Facebook page of iTunes has had a slight change.

iTunes is going to be shut down officially 16

iTunes is going to be shut down officially 17

Posts on both pages has been entirely deleted – Apple’s move at shifting away from iTunes links, I guess.

Before this, there has been separate apps for music on its mobile devices, however, not available for Mac OS.

Relating to that, there is supposedly going to be an announcement for three separate apps for its music, TV and podcasts, and hopefully they’ll also be available for Mac Books.

We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for this and other big announcements at WWDC.

Continue Reading

Tech

Google Stadia – The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? – Reader Opinion

Published

on

Google Stadia - The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? - Reader Opinion 18

A few weeks ago, Google announced the release of Google Stadia a new state of the art gaming platform that would change gaming as we know it apparently.

Google Stadia

This has been met with a lot of skepticism in the gaming community if this is going to actually work but I believe Stadia has what it takes to change the whole console gaming model that we have been used to for years, However, it would take some time to actually give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money.

Google Stadia Controller

Google Stadia actually got me thinking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox would have a strong problem to contend with when it fully launches this year. Google Stadia’s cross-platform play is something I’m looking forward to, so you can play hardware intensive games on a system or phone with low specs.

Imagine playing PUBG or FIFA on a 1GB RAM Phone or Laptop and it runs without any lagging or glitches. So it’s practically goodbye to having to get a new system to play some games if they are available on Stadia.

I decided to put out this question to you guys on facebook and I was pretty impressed with the replies I got.

Google Stadia Reader Opinion

Google Stadia - The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? - Reader Opinion 19

Apeh Ikechukwu said – Even if it will be the beginning of the end for PlayStation 4 and Xbox, it will take time A very long time for it to gain popularity and to be accepted by all.
What if it becomes more expensive? That you have to pay huge to access it?

George Oz said – I don’t think to gain popularity is a problem, the announcement alone gathered enough publicity online. And yes it is definitely the end for others Like x-Box and co…Sometimes let’s learn to think Outside the Box.
#MyOpinion🚶🚶🚶🚶🚶

Osazeme Usen said – Stadia will take quite a long while to catch on. Internet speed is still an issue in most nations of the world. In the long run, stadia will eventually be cheaper than owning a console and purchasing games but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Olusola Glory Olamide said – Before we throw those Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo Switches and stuffs to the bin of history we have questions to answer.
Will most gamers’ broadband connections be fast enough to make a streaming service of that proposition? Will developers all come on board? And is Google the right company to trust with the future of the games industry? Though we’ve got Apple on board and Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon are also in the launch plus Sony Nintendo and others won’t stay put.

ューセッ州 小岩 マサチ said – I feel we will have to pay for most of the games…and Nigeria’s 4g speed is about 2mb/s.

Samuel Jarvis Adeyemi said -Stadia is a good innovation from Google and I think it’s great since gaming could be done on a device, they said it would be super fast even cheating the speed of light in 4k Res without a glitch.
Anyways Google is the software boss, I think they can do it.

I hope Xbox and PS4 meet up but cloud gaming is not really their stuff. And Google has the resources.

Swiss Alex said – well mainly I would say Google Stadia is a welcome development but Xbox and the ps4 has to upgrade too

Google Stadia Reader Opinion – Join The Conversation

Google Stadia looks like something that would work very well in countries with very fast broadband connections for now. Hopefully, Google would find a way to bridge the gap and fix things before it gets rolled out to Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s a win for gamers with this. So what’s your take on this?

The comment box is yours, let me know what you think

Continue Reading
Advertisement

New Arrivals

Recent Comparisons

Trending