I'm keen to instal this newest release from elementary OS. Unfortunately, I don't get an option to choose between 32 or 64 bit upon download. Does this mean that 32-bit support is dropped altogether? I cannot find the answer on the official pages from elementary.
There is no official 32 bit elementary ISO but you can get quite close to the official experience by doing the following:
Install Ubuntu 16.04.
Add the elementary PPAs:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/os-patches
sudo apt-get update
Install the elementary desktop:
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop
Reboot and select the
Pantheon session at the login screen.
I found an older 32 bit version @ http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Elementary-OS-67717.shtml