I'm back running Slackware after several years of being away. I went for a while without a computer that was totally mine.
I'm not much of a programmer, but I try not to be what ham radio operators call an "Appliance Operator" That is I know a little about how things work, besides turning the power on, but I am a little lazy.
I installed Slackware 14 and I went with the 64 bit version.
I probably don't have a good reason I do have a 64 bit processor, but I only have 2 GB of RAM and the max this computer can hold is 4 GB.
Probably at least in part for the coolness. I remember going to a LUG meeting years ago where someone brought an ALPHA axp and did a presentation on "Is your Penguin 64bit?"
I'm eventually going to want to run some 32 bit programs.
I was looking at http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/multilib/
and I couldn't get lcftp to work for me, and wget http://blah-blah/*
didn't work. I could use ftp ncftp * would work. Maybe I need to study the wget man page I'm a little rusty but I only want packages for 14 and I don't want to end up mirroring the whole web site especially since AT&T is no longer unlimited.