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    CRUX Linux finally going 64-bit


    After all these years, the CRUX devs are finally moving to a 64-bit version as their official release:

    Gmane Loom - CRUX 64-bit


    For anyone that might be interested, you can download the 3.0-rc1 ISO from here:

    http://crux.nu/files/pre-releases/crux-3.0-rc1.iso
    http://crux.nu/files/pre-releases/crux-3.0-rc1.md5


    I'm still running 2.8 (unofficial 64-bit) at the moment, but might wait for the next RC before moving to 3.0
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    So OZ, what do you especially like about Crux, vs other distributions? Inquiring minds and all that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    So OZ, what do you especially like about Crux, vs other distributions? Inquiring minds and all that!
    I like that it's easy to install and configure, and that the crux devs work so hard to keep it all very simple. What I don't like is the long compile times for certain apps such as firefox. The ports could do with a few more popular apps, too, but of course you can always build your own packages. I do stay clear of the binary apps now available for crux. because that's available already with most other distros. It's source compiles all the way baby...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz View Post
    I like that it's easy to install and configure, and that the crux devs work so hard to keep it all very simple. What I don't like is the long compile times for certain apps such as firefox. The ports could do with a few more popular apps, too, but of course you can always build your own packages. I do stay clear of the binary apps now available for crux. because that's available already with most other distros. It's source compiles all the way baby...
    That explains your attraction to Gentoo then - a source-based distribution. Yeah, there are times when that is the way to go. Sometimes with RHEL distributions, I get irritated trying to install some package that requires versions of libraries and cruft that are not compatible with other stuff on the system, so I pull the source, and configure to install into /usr/local, then I create a script to run them that sets the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PATH variables appropriately so they run... What a PITA! That said, at least there are at least 3 ways around the barn when you run Linux!
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    I haven't used a 32 bit distro in 7 years. It is about time they moved on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruven View Post
    I haven't used a 32 bit distro in 7 years. It is about time they moved on.
    Yeah, me either for normal use, although I have a couple of old 32bit systems that I still fire up occasionally.
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    Don't know, but I'm guessing that the CRUX distro doesn't have a huge team of developers, so between them they have probably decided they need to focus on one branch or the other (32-bit vs 64-bit), and they've decided that it's time to move forward.
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