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View Poll Results: Reasons you use 32-bit Slackware
I must run 32-bit-only software (like Skype, wine, etc.) 40 21.86%
My computer is 32-bit only 69 37.70%
I'm too lazy to maintain 64-bit (possible multi-lib) 27 14.75%
I'm too afraid 3 1.64%
Other (specify below) 26 14.21%
I use ONLY 64-bit Slackware (possible multi-lib) 67 36.61%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 183. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:17 AM   #1
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Reasons you use 32-bit Slackware or not


Select all that apply, but choosing 64-bit only is exclusive.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 03:03 AM   #2
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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, 03:14 AM   #3
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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, 03:14 AM   #4
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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, 03:25 AM   #5
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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, 03:27 AM   #6
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My reason, I still see myself using my old hardware(s) for next 5 years. Simple.

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:56 AM   #7
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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, 07:05 AM   #8
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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, 07:28 AM   #9
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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, 07:34 AM   #10
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I have 32-bit only netbook and run virtual server with 512MB RAM, where 32-bit applications consume less memory.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 08:03 AM   #11
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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.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #12
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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, 09:40 AM   #13
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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, 09:48 AM   #14
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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, 09:57 AM   #15
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Reasons given in other thread, here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post4883698
 
  


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