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Old 12-11-2004, 10:42 PM   #1
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looking for 64-bit apps

ok, i installed the FreeBSD release for the AMD64 architecture. i have some other details i have to address before i can really dig in and start installing apps, but i figured i can preempt the BSD community here on this topic. i assume there are some in the ports tree, but i haven't had the experience digging into the ports tree, so i was wondering if anyone has aready found some 64bit apps. mostly just day to day stuff, an image editor, a word processor, stuff like that. heck, do the GUI's have stable 64bit versions?

if not no big deal. standard 32bit apps run fine on my Athlon 64.
Old 12-11-2004, 11:12 PM   #2
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32bit code compiled on your AMD64 makes it AMD64 code. If you compile the GIMP on your AMD64, you have a 64 bit build of the GIMP.

(please hold stupid comments about data types ... The AMD64 is just a 32bit CPU with extra registers ... We're not talking about x86 <--> PPC here)
Old 12-11-2004, 11:14 PM   #3
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oh cool! i didn't know that.

which makes me think, i'll have to try to compile Firefox when i can sink my teeth into it


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