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Old 07-16-2009, 04:22 AM   #16
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If you want the 64bit Slackware you will have to buy the DVD. The DVD price was lowered by 10 dollars yesterday to make it a more compelling alternative to the CDROM set. I changed my CDROM subscription from CDROM to DVD right away.
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Do I get this right? Slack64 will ONLY be available against payment? I guess I'm wrong, but please give me some clarity.

Will there be x86_64 ISO-Images for download if it's ready?
 
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Do I get this right? Slack64 will ONLY be available against payment? I guess I'm wrong, but please give me some clarity.

Will there be x86_64 ISO-Images for download if it's ready?
Of course Slackware has always been and will always be free to download. This is not going to be different for x86_64. I was only referring to the choices in available items at the Slackware Store.

When Slackware 13.0 is released, the first step is to make the official ISO images available as torrent downloads. Then, the uploads to the mirrors will follow. This goes for 64bit as well as 32bit Slackware.

Paying for Slackware is an option, not a requirement. Only pay if you can afford it!
But keep in mind, the sales at the Slackware Store are Pat Volkerding's only source of income. The rest of the Slackware team are volunteers, who do not get a penny out of it - in fact, we all pay for our own Slackware subscription.
If everybody would just download Slackware and never pay back, there would not be another release.

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:11 AM   #18
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Thanks for making this clear.
 
  


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