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I know almost nothing about Slackware specifically and am currently building a 64 bit machine. Is there a 64 bit version of Slackware or how would that work? I want to fully benefit from a 64 bit machine by having a 64 bit OS. I have always been interested in Slackware but this will be a deciding factor. Should I go with Gentoo or another Distribution. Any thoughts?
I have an AMD64 processor and I am running linux version 2.6.11. I know that I am not taking full advantage of my 64 bit processor, but it is still quicker than just about anything else. I first tried FC compiled for 86_64, but I had a lot of issues with it, and I really just didn't like FC. Try Slackware, and if you don't like it, then try gentoo.
I will probably go with the Slackware install then.... because it's going to be quicker just running the 64 bit processor. And after all, I can just duel boot with another Distro to see what I like more. I've been a FC user almost my whole linux life but I want to explore, and I hear good things about Slack.
If the individual binaries arent compiled for 64bit then they aren't going to take advantage of your 64bit proc. You can still run 32bit binaries on a 64bit system, there just not going to be taking advantage of your 64bit system... That was a little repetitive...
So, you would have to compile everything from scratch if you wanted a full 64bit system. But now I think I'm just stating the obvious....