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Old 02-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #121
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Like some others above, i am running Slackware on a 5 year old 32bit Atom netbook as well.
The machine runs KDE but it is not really capable of runnings MS windows reliably, as well as some Linux distributions like the buntus, while it flies with Slackware, Debian or Arch.

edit: +1 on moving to i686 if its considered that the trouble is worth it.

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:22 AM   #122
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I am against moving to i686. Why would you do it ? People still want to run old hardware with Slackware and that's the whole point of the 32-bit part. If you want performance you choose 64-bit.
 
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:34 AM   #123
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Hello,

I use Slackware32 on via epia with via C3 CPU (on production systems). It doesn't support CMOV instruction (option for i586) so the only option is i486.
Sometimes I need to setup some embedded systems based on PC104 platform. I used to install Slackware on celeron (i686), intel atom and amd geode CPU. For these kinds of hardware I need Slackware which will work with i486 architecture.
I think that, when the ARM architecture will be more popular, then we could resign from 32bit slackware.

Thank You for support Slackware Linux.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #124
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Thank you!
 
Old 02-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #125
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This week I put Slackware 14.0 on a 2006 macbook - a 32bit machine. I need to run a 32bit piece of commercial software from a company that has gone away.

I still use 32bit Slackware (now and in the foreseeable future) - please don't abandon it.

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Shane
2006 macbook is intel ?
anyway, why?
i some years thinking about try to see closer on whatever like G4 macbook and MacosX - intesrested to try that, new for me, OS...
in your opinion, linux in general, is better than macos?
 
Old 02-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #126
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I think as long as a 32-bit release is being kept around for legacy hardware ( I am a user ), than it makes sense to support as much hardware and make it as useful to as many folks as possible. I think means a 486 target given the CMOV support or lack of in the not intel 568/686/super7 generations.
 
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:07 PM   #127
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yes, yes, yes...still using 32bit -current on Dell laptops for the kids in my class...keep it!! no budget for new lappies!
 
Old 02-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #128
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I think as long as a 32-bit release is being kept around for legacy hardware ( I am a user ), than it makes sense to support as much hardware and make it as useful to as many folks as possible. I think means a 486 target given the CMOV support or lack of in the not intel 568/686/super7 generations.
CMOV seems not very useful anyway: http://www.yarchive.net/comp/linux/cmov.html
 
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:51 AM   #129
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Can this thread be made non-sticky again? The question was a non-issue and has already been answered.
 
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:03 AM   #130
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I run slackware 14 X86_64 on my XBMC home media center, and I run slackware 14 x86 32bit on cloud KVM VPS as web/VPN/postfix mail/yuchs pushmail server, because I learned that 32bit system consumes less ram. I also run x86 32bit on my old yet very stable X31 IBM laptop as internet wifi router/fax server/donkeyand bt downloader. So 32bit is needed in my situation.
 
Old 02-14-2013, 07:50 AM   #131
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Yes, still using 32 bit
 
Old 02-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #132
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Thumbs up 32-bit Slackware is not dead

I really think that many people have expressed that 32-bit Slackware is not dead. Us users should continue to provide positive comments and one maybe one day 32-bit Slackware shall be dead as the dodo.
 
Old 02-14-2013, 03:16 PM   #133
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I have 3 netbooks, a laptop, and an Athlon tower here that are all perfectly good 32-bit machines running Slackware 14.0 32-bit.

Please don't discontinue it!
 
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:44 PM   #134
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Please don't discontinue it!
I just hope you answer positively to your own requests!
 
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #135
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:)

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I have 3 netbooks, a laptop, and an Athlon tower here that are all perfectly good 32-bit machines running Slackware 14.0 32-bit.

Please don't discontinue it!
Okay, maybe now it would be safe to unsticky the thread?

By the way, I'm running 32 bit on my netbook, and I just ordered an x86 tablet I am going to put it on. That's going to be great!
 
  


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