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Old 03-03-2013, 03:21 PM   #181
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32 bit user here! with smp for the pae support. I love my PAE.
Old 03-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #182
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32 bit user here too.
Old 03-06-2013, 10:21 AM   #183
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I appreciate the continued development on 32-bit Slackware. I have four 32-bit machines that use it and zero 64-bit machines.
Old 03-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #184
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32-bit user here too. I use mostly older machines. Seems to be more compatible with 3rd party software building as well.
Old 03-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #185
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Midwest USA
Distribution: Started with Slackware - 3.0 1995 Kernel 1.2.13 - Now Slackware 14.2 RC 2. Also some FreeBSD.
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32 bit!!! For the foreseeable future!!! Please keep 32 bit!!!!
Old 03-08-2013, 08:04 AM   #186
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I'm still using 32bit as well. Infact I just upgraded my server to 64bit but will run 32bit until I can find a 32bit netbook or laptop 10" or smaller than will run 64bit.
Old 03-08-2013, 09:55 AM   #187
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: scotland
Distribution: slackware 13.1,13.37,14.0,14.1,14.2 64 and 32bit and arm
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32bit for most stuff, wine needs it anyway, and for a (recent to me) laptop, no PAE as it is an old one which doesn't support it. xwindows with kde is still nice and responsive with only 768mg ram (mind you, I remember win95 and 4mb ram)
Old 03-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #188
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I am using 32-bit Slackware on an HP Laptop and also on a custom desktop, both about 7 years old. I have no real plans on getting a new machine soon, as the ones I have seem to be running fine and do everything I need them to do.
Old 03-08-2013, 01:29 PM   #189
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i also use 32-bit

I use 32bit because of my old machines (> 10 years). Old HWs are the best
Please support at least the security updates for 32bit in the future as long as possible!
Old 03-09-2013, 07:21 AM   #190
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I also use 32 Bit, always have and will continue as long as it is available.
PLEASE keep 32 Bit as long as possible.


Old 03-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #191
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Location: Valencia
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Still using 32 bit Slackware

Hi there,
I also still use some Slack32 installs and pick some stuff from the 32 bit trees.
Please don't give it away!
Best Regards,

Old 03-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #192
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Another 32 bit Slackware user here.

My fileserver , an old powerhouse desktop from years ago, currently running 13.37 and will soon get an upgrade of more storage space and a fresh install of 14.0. It can't run 64-bit (Athlon XP), but works great running a simple RAID NFS server, and will continue until I run out of socket A motherboards to throw at it or I upgrade my desktop a few years from now.
Old 03-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #193
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Another exclusively 32bit user here.
multilib just gives me the creeps.
Old 03-14-2013, 10:53 PM   #194
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yup, still using 32 bit.... still running machines w/ 32 bit architecture.
Old 03-15-2013, 02:17 PM   #195
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I'm still using 32 bit slackware on my netbook, an older P4 system, and as a backup on my main system. On the main box, I dual boot, 32 bit - 14 and 64 bit 13.37.

I tried multilib, mostly so I could run Googleearth. I found multi-lib a bit of a pain. Googleearth is now on the 32 bit system, and I removed the multi-lib setup. Life is slacker now.


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