I'm contemplating acquiring a Chromebook and loading Linux so I can program Picaxe chips, but I get the impression that while Linux is moving away from supporting 32-bit software and is becoming a 64-bit operating system, Axepad will not function in that environment without major effort and heartburn and there is no indication that a 64-bit compatible Axepad is on the horizon.

Am I mistaken that Axepad does not run in 64-bit linux environments and that 64-bit Axepad is not in the immediate offing?