Timeline of Distros Which Discontinued i386 Support

Red Hat 2014

Deepin 2015

Ubuntu 2016

elementary OS 2016

Arch 2017

Manjaro 2017

Ubuntu MATE 2018

Fedora 2019


There are some nuances to "i386" support, e.g. still ostensibly has an "i386" port, but the current baseline for Debian bullseye (11.0) requires an i686 compatible processor.

Debian jessie (8.0) supported i586 (released ~7 years ago?). Over time the baseline gradually crept up, sometimes unintentionally.

I don't recall off the top of my head the last Debian release that supported i486 and i386 compatible processors, it was a while ago!

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