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Old 09-16-2004, 06:51 AM   #1
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64bit slackware-like distro?

is there a linux distribution that is like slackware but for 64 bit cpus? If there is a slackware-based distro, wow great, but anything "similar" to slackware would be fine as well? thanks.
Old 09-16-2004, 07:01 AM   #2
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A little searching shows that Fedora, Debian, Gentoo and SuSE all have x86_64bit support.

SuSE has a nice install/configuration utility and bundles a lot of software, while Gentoo compiles everything from source for lengthy installs but optimum performance. Fedora is like Red Hat, and I've read someone say they've heard that Debian needs “tuning”.

Or build your own

If you have an AMD Opteron processor (rather than the Intel range that don't support 32-bit code very well at all) then you can get most of the benefits of 64-bit just by installing Slackware and recompiling the kernel (and any other critical apps you use a lot) for your processor.
Old 09-16-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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FreeBSD also has AMD64 support.

Slackware uses FreeBSD style init scripts and uses a ncurses style installer. with fdisk.
Old 07-28-2006, 02:43 PM   #4
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there is an 'unofficial' version of slackware for 64bit computers.

Old 07-29-2006, 12:38 AM   #5
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in addition to slamd64, there's
Old 07-29-2006, 02:07 AM   #6
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There is also Frugalware that has a 64bit port. I think it's basically Slackware with pacman for package management but I could be wrong on that.


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