What architecture do you run Slackware on ? (for proposed switch to i686)
SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
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.
1 members found this post helpful.
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
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.
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.