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Old 09-21-2005, 04:02 PM   #1
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Only for 64bit?

This maybe a silly newbie question but please do not flame!

I really want to learn how to use slackware so I have decided to download it. However on the slackware download list there is only x86 versions. Does x86 mean 64bit processors only? I am running AMD XP and if this is so how could I use slackware?

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No, Slackware itself doesn't run on 64 bit processors. However Slamd64 is a port of Slackware to 64 bit processors. You might want to do some research on slamd64 however. I've seen some posts suggesting it is kind of temperamental.

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Old 09-21-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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No, x86 means 32-bit; x86_64 means 64-bit.
Old 09-21-2005, 04:11 PM   #4
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x86 is the name used for intel processors. I run the x86 on my 64 bit AMD processor with no problems.
(Slackware is still a 32 bit os)
Download and install, you should have no issues.


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