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Old 06-25-2003, 03:52 PM   #1
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64-bit Linux?


Apple released the first 64-bit computer just this week and that is the standard the industry is moving towards. i'm running Slackware right now and I hope to upgrade to a 64-bit system sometime this year. what linux distros will be upgrading to 64-bit and when? i'm especially interested in Slackware
 
Old 06-25-2003, 03:54 PM   #2
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go read
 
Old 06-25-2003, 03:56 PM   #3
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thanks. nothing for slackware though? blast
 
Old 06-25-2003, 03:57 PM   #4
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i am sure it won't be too long, suse has already released support for the itanium and opteron and others are following...
and i am also sure the time you get your 64bit machine there will be support with almost all distros, the main ones anyways
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:05 PM   #5
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YellowDog says they will have a version out for the new G5s.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 06:37 PM   #6
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solaris has a 64bit os
 
Old 07-15-2003, 10:20 PM   #7
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Wait for linux kernel 2.6 series to production.

The 2.6.0 test1 is in the wild and supports 64bit processors e.g. Hammer/AMD64.

News? http://www.kniggit.net/wwol26.html

Wanna test? http://kernel.org/
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:37 PM   #8
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64 bit

the support for 64 bit cpus has nothing to do with the distro, its all in the kernel. and i concur the 2.6 series is in the test stage so it shouldnt be to much longer
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:03 AM   #9
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gentoo is missing in the list
 
Old 12-04-2003, 05:51 AM   #10
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what linux distros will be upgrading to 64-bit and when?
Linux has been supporting 64bit architectures for quite a while now - the DEC Alpha (oh, sweetness, what a CPU!), the UltraSPARC, etc. I think it's quite ignorant of Apple to claim their G5 to be the first 64bit desktop system since there were (and still are, I guess) Alpha motherboards that would fit in a PC (AT/ATX) case with regular PC peripherals.

Håkan
 
Old 12-04-2003, 05:58 AM   #11
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Yes how about gentoo in your list

 
  


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