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Old 04-22-2005, 06:21 AM   #1
BeIiaI
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Slackware on 64bit system


Hi, I was just wondering... Do I need to do something special when installing Slackware (10.1) on a 64bit system? or would it just install like a native 32bit system?
Does this make any difference or not?
 
Old 04-22-2005, 06:52 AM   #2
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G'day there, I use slackware10 on my GA-K8VT890-9 VIA K8T890 chipset AMD64 3200 which is reasonably new and slack seems to run beuatifully on it , And I'm still a novice at linux , I could be wrong but I dont think its wise to mix 64bit software that is offered with using swaret though even though I was tempted to try . But I have tried lots of different distros and I find Slackware is definetly the best .AnyWay give it a go.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 06:58 AM   #3
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I didn't tried but there is also an unofficial Slackware on AMD64 project.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 07:09 AM   #4
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Ok, thanks!
I will install Slackware 10.1, but later I'll check out Slamd64!
(later because otherwise I'll exceed my download limit )

Greetings
 
Old 04-22-2005, 10:28 AM   #5
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Slamd64 works pretty well. RC1 is a little rough, and I think Fred will get RC2 uploaded this weekend. There are a lot of improvements in RC2, or so I'm told. My laptop has an Athlon64 3000+ and running 64 bit applications it is more than twice as fast as my desktop with Slack10.1 and an AthlonXP 2000+.

I have definitely noticed a significant performance boost by running 64 bit applications on a 64 bit kernel.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 05:38 AM   #6
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Slamd64 works pretty well. RC1 is a little rough, and I think Fred will get RC2 uploaded this weekend.
That's the why I'm waiting with Slamd64
 
  


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