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Old 12-13-2005, 12:21 AM   #1
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which one should I use for slackware? 32bit or 64bit

sorry about posting like this thread...
I just bought AMD sempron64 (754) so can anyone suggest me which should I use slackware 32bit or slackware 64bit (slamd64)?
thanx in advance
Old 12-13-2005, 01:05 AM   #2
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I'd run with good old 32-bit Slackware 10.2. That's just my opinion. It's been hard for me to find any reason to use a 64-bit Distro, simply because I don't have any use (at the moment) for the 64-bit system. I don't have more than 2GB of memory, nor do I run any 64-bit apps. In the spirit of innovation though, Go ahead and try SLAM64. They're always looking for help with bugs.
Old 12-14-2005, 04:16 AM   #3
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I heard that the 64-bit version is not very stable, yet. I would stick with the original 32-bit Slackware.
Old 12-14-2005, 07:12 AM   #4
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From actual experience, Slamd64 is fine - its problems mostly stem from the installer (I imagine this is where most of the horror stories stem), but once it's installed, its fine (I've not had any stability problems over the last few months with Slamd64 on my laptop).
Old 12-14-2005, 07:21 AM   #5
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and what about packages issue like w32codec, libdvdcss etc?
coz I think it's not cool using 64bit OS but can't see movie and play some video clip
Old 12-14-2005, 07:51 AM   #6
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If you have 64 bit architecture you should go for a 64bit OS as well. I may not say much about slamd64, but one should try for 64bit verson.
Old 12-14-2005, 08:04 AM   #7
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so does anyone knows what non-us CD contains? Slamd64 has 2 CD version that labeled "non-us" does it contain such lidvdcss, w32codecs etc?


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