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View Poll Results: What architecture do you run Slackware on ?
i486 8 4.57%
i586 16 9.14%
i686 95 54.29%
x86_64 122 69.71%
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:12 PM   #16
Jeebizz
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I run it on my ancient AMD K6-2 450, which is i586. Pat has already bumped Slackware from i386 to i486. I heard he still(?) uses a 486 machine to do most of his work on Slackware still?

I don't think Slackware should immediately just optimize for i686 or x_64 solely, if anything though maybe perhaps just optimizing it further to i586 would be sufficient, but i486 works just as well IMO.
 
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:39 PM   #17
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The oldest computer I run is an IBM A22m Thinkpad; Pentium III-1GHz, and it runs Slackware 13.1 (with KDE!) without any problems. I also have a 1-year-old AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core Processor running Slackware64_13.1.

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Old 09-27-2010, 06:40 PM   #18
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X86-64 - 13.1 multilib on my laptop / i686 - 13.0 on my desktop
 
Old 09-27-2010, 06:46 PM   #19
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Slackware current on i686 laptop
 
Old 09-27-2010, 09:07 PM   #20
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Adelie02:~$ uname -a
Linux Adelie02 2.6.33.4 #1 Wed May 12 23:58:41 CDT 2010 i586 Pentium MMX GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
Adelie02:~$ cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 13.1.0
My oldest file and print server.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 10:39 PM   #21
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Adelie02:~$ uname -a
Linux Adelie02 2.6.33.4 #1 Wed May 12 23:58:41 CDT 2010 i586 Pentium MMX GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
Adelie02:~$ cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 13.1.0
HAHA! My old MMX box is also hostname 'Adelie' - must be some cosmic nexus, praise Bob!
 
Old 09-27-2010, 10:54 PM   #22
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Linux odin 2.6.33.4-smp #2 SMP Wed May 12 22:47:36 CDT 2010 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
bash-4.1$ cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 13.1.0
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:25 PM   #23
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I use two boxes: one with a sempron 3000+ and another with athlon x2 5200+ Slackcurrent-64 and 32, also stable and 13.1 -64-32

I would like to see Slackware on a 486, if I get a ...
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:36 PM   #24
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I run x86_64 for my main system, but I have a bunch of old AMD K6/2 500MHz machines I'd like to use for file serving or something. I'd like to use the latest slackware for it, but I dunno. That's just off the top of my head.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:40 PM   #25
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fietser@slack1:~$ uname -a
Linux slack1 2.6.27.7-smp #2 SMP Thu Nov 20 22:32:43 CST 2008 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
fietser@slack1:~$ cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 12.2.0
 
Old 09-28-2010, 02:17 AM   #26
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HAHA! My old MMX box is also hostname 'Adelie' - must be some cosmic nexus, praise Bob!
AHAH! Those southern penguins!
 
Old 09-28-2010, 03:51 AM   #27
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root@ebox:~# uname -a
Linux ebox 2.6.29.6 #2 Mon Dec 7 17:31:46 CST 2009 i586 05/00 SiS SiS SiS GNU/Linux
root@ebox:~# cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 13.0.0.0.0
Will be upgrading to 13.1 some time soon.
I vote for leaving i486 as it is, or maybe going i586.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 04:36 AM   #28
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It looks like people still use slackware on i586, so I think the switch should be to that instead of i686.

So far everyone who said they run slackware on i486 run ancient versions of slackware (which is only natural, I doubt newer versions would work).
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:39 PM   #29
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It's possible have two versions of slackware one in i486 another with i686 or i586.
This is difficult for the team, or can be easily achievable?
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:56 PM   #30
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It's possible have two versions of slackware one in i486 another with i686 or i586.
This is difficult for the team, or can be easily achievable?
I am sure you are joking.

There is no gain at all.

Eric
 
  


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