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Old 07-04-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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what 64bit distro ?


i just upgraded to AMD64 bit cpu so i need to pick a new distro

my old 32bit computer has slackware and fedora on it

im looking for an OS close to slackware since slack does not have a 64bit version

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Old 07-04-2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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How about slamd64, it is an unofficial 64bit port of slackware.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 02:09 PM   #3
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thanks im either going to use slamd64 or gentoo or may be both
 
Old 07-05-2005, 08:59 AM   #4
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i am also thinking about trying Fedora4 but i dont understand why the install is 5 cds WTF
 
Old 07-05-2005, 09:34 AM   #5
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because it comes with allot of software?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:38 PM   #6
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yeah true, i only wish they had a stripped down version.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 03:15 PM   #7
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Ubuntu is more like slack. Quite like it actually...only 1 or 2 cd's. There's a kupuntu as well, which is for people who like ubuntu but want KDE. It has a 64bit version. That's probably something you'd be more interested in.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 03:39 PM   #8
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thanks, im going to try slamd64 and kubuntu
 
Old 07-07-2005, 01:31 AM   #9
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Gentoo actually complies everthing to match your processor exactly. It is a long process to Install but I think it is well worth the effort.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:22 AM   #10
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great, i'm going to try gentoo, kubuntu, and Slamd64. I will probably start with gentoo and Slamd64.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 11:22 AM   #11
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whats up with slamd64_disc3.iso the file is 720MB and CDs are 700MB ? it doesn't seem to burn correctly.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 08:55 AM   #12
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Talking

im using Kubuntu64 an so far so good, i just need to get firefox, java, and direct rendering to work.

kubuntu64 did a great job with the installation setup and keeping the install to only one CD thats amazing!!!!11!!1111!!!!

and side note good job ATI the 64bit xorg driver is a joy to install.'
 
  


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