LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices



Poll: Reasons you use 32-bit Slackware
Poll Options
Reasons you use 32-bit Slackware

You must log in and have one post to vote in this poll. If you don't have an account, you can register here.
Results will be available after the polls close.

The nominees are:

I must run 32-bit-only software (like Skype, wine, etc.)
My computer is 32-bit only
I'm too lazy to maintain 64-bit (possible multi-lib)
I'm too afraid
Other (specify below)
I use ONLY 64-bit Slackware (possible multi-lib)

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-05-2013, 03:17 AM   #1
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Reasons you use 32-bit Slackware or not


Select all that apply, but choosing 64-bit only is exclusive.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 04:03 AM   #2
psionl0
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Distribution: slackware_64 14.1
Posts: 634
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 96
As usual I don't fit any of the categories.

I have Slackware 64 with multi-lib on my main PC and did the same on my SO's laptop. However, for my Dell INSPIRON Mini netbook, I decided to go for 32-bit Slackware (even though it has a 64-bit processor) and avoid the multi-lib hassles.

A lot of older software was written for 32-bit machines and compiling them on a 64-bit platform sometimes causes problems. Multi-lib usually works but sometimes . . .
 
Old 02-05-2013, 04:14 AM   #3
mlangdn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 1,386

Rep: Reputation: 181Reputation: 181
I run on my main machine Slackware64-current. I have done this since AlienBob made this possible. That said, I do have a separate partition with Slackware64-current/Multilib just because of Steam. I have seriously considered going multilib with my main machine just to stop rebooting. Now this is where I get lazy not wanting to keep up with multilib on -current.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 04:14 AM   #4
ponce
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Pisa, Italy
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 2,498

Rep: Reputation: 912Reputation: 912Reputation: 912Reputation: 912Reputation: 912Reputation: 912Reputation: 912Reputation: 912
I've voted the first two but, to clarify, I go 32bit only if strictly needed (by hardware or software), I use mainly slackware64 on my workstations (sometimes with multilib) and servers.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 04:25 AM   #5
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Quote:
Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
As usual I don't fit any of the categories.

I have Slackware 64 with multi-lib on my main PC and did the same on my SO's laptop. However, for my Dell INSPIRON Mini netbook, I decided to go for 32-bit Slackware (even though it has a 64-bit processor) and avoid the multi-lib hassles.

A lot of older software was written for 32-bit machines and compiling them on a 64-bit platform sometimes causes problems. Multi-lib usually works but sometimes . . .
In that case you would select ' I'm too lazy to maintain 64-bit (possible multi-lib)'.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 04:27 AM   #6
PrinceCruise
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Location: /Universe/Earth/India/Pune
Distribution: Slackware64 14.1/Current, CentOS 6.5/7.0
Posts: 792

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
My reason, I still see myself using my old hardware(s) for next 5 years. Simple.

Regards.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 07:56 AM   #7
stormbr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Location: Brazil
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 x86_64
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 2
For a lot of small server machines 32 bits is the best, if not only , option.
In desktop machines 64 bits is a viable option in most, but not all, situations
 
Old 02-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #8
sycamorex
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: London
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 5,596
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1046Reputation: 1046Reputation: 1046Reputation: 1046Reputation: 1046Reputation: 1046Reputation: 1046Reputation: 1046
My laptops/desktop: Pure 64-bit (no multilib) - this may change if I decide to set up Steam

Netbook: 32-bit

I haven't voted as I don't know which option it'll reflect.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 08:28 AM   #9
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Quote:
Originally Posted by sycamorex View Post
My laptops/desktop: Pure 64-bit (no multilib) - this may change if I decide to set up Steam

Netbook: 32-bit

I haven't voted as I don't know which option it'll reflect.
Why 32-bit for the netbook ? Select that answer.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 08:34 AM   #10
audriusk
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Klaipėda, Lithuania
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 248

Rep: Reputation: 107Reputation: 107
I have 32-bit only netbook and run virtual server with 512MB RAM, where 32-bit applications consume less memory.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 09:03 AM   #11
samac
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Westray, Orkney
Distribution: Linux Mint 17.1
Posts: 1,424

Rep: Reputation: 137Reputation: 137
My computer is 64 bit so I use 64 bit, however I use wine for Quicken, I have yet to find a financial application for linux that will allow me to forward plan with recurring transactions, and output the information in a meaningful graph.

Oh wine is also superb for Oblivion and Fallout3.

samac
 
Old 02-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #12
psionl0
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Distribution: slackware_64 14.1
Posts: 634
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H View Post
In that case you would select ' I'm too lazy to maintain 64-bit (possible multi-lib)'.
It doesn't seem right to define myself by a netbook that I only use occasionally. I do lots of work on my PC including multi-lib support.

The netbook used to have Window$ 7 (history!!! ) but the 32-bit version. I think that's what finally persuaded me to go that way.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 10:40 AM   #13
hitest
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada
Distribution: Slackware, OpenBSD
Posts: 4,276

Rep: Reputation: 587Reputation: 587Reputation: 587Reputation: 587Reputation: 587Reputation: 587
Most of my Slackware boxes are 64 bit ready, but, they are a little older having only 2 GB RAM, so it is not really worth it to run 64 bit (performance-wise).
 
Old 02-05-2013, 10:48 AM   #14
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Quote:
Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
It doesn't seem right to define myself by a netbook that I only use occasionally. I do lots of work on my PC including multi-lib support.

The netbook used to have Window$ 7 (history!!! ) but the 32-bit version. I think that's what finally persuaded me to go that way.
It's your choice, but mostly I want to find out why people still use 32-bit. They didn't want to make a poll in the other thread, so I made this to try get more info on why people still use 32-bit.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 10:57 AM   #15
brianL
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 7,135
Blog Entries: 52

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Reasons given in other thread, here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post4883698
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Ten reasons for giving Slackware Linux a go LXer Syndicated Linux News 1 07-24-2011 08:17 AM
Wine 32 bit on Slackware 13 64 bit problems: configure can't find some libraries ozanbaba Slackware 28 11-26-2010 03:42 PM
[SOLVED] ati driver 32-bit compatibility for Slackware 64-bit multilib? vik Slackware 25 02-16-2010 08:06 PM
LXer: 5 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Windows 7 (And 5 More Reasons Why You Should LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-24-2009 12:50 PM
Slackware add-ons: state your reasons Alien_Hominid Slackware 17 02-03-2008 07:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:34 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration