Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 14:56 UTC, submitted by hitest
Slackware, Slax Yes, yes, Slackware has gone 64bit. "Ready or not, Slackware has now gone 64-bit with an official x86_64 port being maintained in-sync with the regular x86 -current branch. DVDs will be available for purchase from the Slackware store when Slackware 13.0 is released. Many thanks go out to the Slackware team for their help with this branch and a special thank you to Eric Hameleers who did the real heavy lifting re-compiling everything for this architecture, testing, re-testing, and staying in-sync with -current."
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Is it true?
by HiMAcks on Wed 20th May 2009 15:29 UTC
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For the first time in a long time I have allowed myself to be happy.

Oh, yeah I guess there was slamd64. Nevermind.

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by boldingd on Wed 20th May 2009 16:00 UTC
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It's about time! Slackware was the first Linux distribution I tried, and I really liked it; lack of a 64-bit version was one of the main things that had kept me away from it over the last few years. I might start installing Slackware on my machines again!

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... Big changes in Slackware 13...
by gilboa on Wed 20th May 2009 16:11 UTC
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Given the fact that the next major Slackware release will include an official 64bit build and somewhat better package (lzma based) packages, makes it a very interesting release.

Guess I'll have it give it a try.

P.S. How close is -current to 13?

- Gilboa

Edited 2009-05-20 16:13 UTC

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