Originally posted by MarsDude
I am curious to. I've been using gentoo lately on my amd64. But would love to put slack back on it :-) I know... I CAN do that... the 32bit version... but hey.... there's always the geek factor of running a 64bit OS when all your windows 'friends' are still waiting for XP64 :-)
I ran Gentoo on the AMD64 too. I liked it. I also tried the FreeBSD AMD64 version. But, I feel Debian's AMD64 runs the fastest so far. Perhaps that was due to my own errors in Gentoo....not sure. I had ran it in 32 bit mode on a P4 and it was nice. I decided to make the leap on the AMD64 and it was nice too...but, I'm curious what Slack would be like.
I did come across a real gem. Kanotix. It's like Knoppix, only for AMD64 and is Debian based. Just installed it on my laptop and I notice a nice improvement from Fedora Core (which was 32 bit). Never have tried the 64 bit Fedora.