Slackware goes 64-bit
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"Touted as focusing on ease of use and stability as top
priorities, Slackware is also known as "the oldest surviving Linux
distro," predating even the first desktop version of Red Hat Linux.
Over the years, it has spawned a number of other distributions,
including Minislack and GoblinX. The last major upgrade version 12,
arrived in July, 2007.
"The new version jumps on the 64-bit bandwagon with native
support for the 64-bit x86_64 architecture. It also adopts the
126.96.36.199 kernel, bringing journaling filesystems, SCSI and ATA RAID
volume support, SATA support, Software RAID, LVM (Logical Volume
Manager), GRUB, Ext4, and encrypted filesystems support to the
distro. The new kernel also supports X DRI (Direct Rendering
Interface) for hardware-based 3D graphics acceleration, says the