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    oops
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    … 32bit here too

    inxi -zv 8
    System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 5.2.15-antix.1-686-smp-pae i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 
               parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.2.15-antix.1-686-smp-pae root=UUID=2222148a-6fa9-4c51-b460-6331eaeec437 ro 
               pti=auto ipv6.disable=1 resume=UUID=25478355-2acc-418d-9404-51952c0d6644 quiet 
               Desktop: IceWM 1.6.1 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: antiX-17.4.1_386-full Helen Keller 28 March 2019 
               base: Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid 
    Machine:   Type: Laptop System: MICRO-STAR product: MS-N033 v: Ver.001 serial: <filter> 
               Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: U-123 v: Ver.001 serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 4.6.3 date: 05/06/2010 
    Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 52.2 Wh condition: 52.6/57.7 Wh (91%) volts: 12.5/11.1 model: MSI Corp. MS-N033 type: Unknown 
               serial: N/A status: Unknown 
    Memory:    RAM: total: 1.89 GiB used: 811.5 MiB (41.9%) 
               RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
    PCI Slots: Permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
    CPU:       Topology: Single Core model: Intel Atom N280 bits: 32 type: MT arch: Bonnell family: 6 model-id: 1C (28) 
               stepping: 2 microcode: 218 L2 cache: 512 KiB bogomips: 6667 
               Speed: 1667 MHz min/max: 1000/1667 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1667 2: 1667 
               Flags: acpi aperfmperf apic arch_perfmon bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts est 
               fpu fxsr ht lahf_lm mca mce mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr nx pae pat pbe pdcm pebs pge pni pse sep ss sse sse2 ssse3 
               tm tm2 tsc vme xtpr 
               Vulnerabilities: Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
               Type: mds status: Not affected 
               Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
               Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected 
               Type: spectre_v1 status: Not affected 
               Type: spectre_v2 status: Not affected 
    Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 v: kernel 
               bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:27ae 
               Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024x600~60Hz 
               OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 v: 1.4 Mesa 18.3.6 direct render: Yes 
    Audio:     Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
               bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:27d8 
               Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.2.15-antix.1-686-smp-pae 
    Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 
               bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
               IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
               Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave AW-NE771 802.11bgn driver: ath9k 
               v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 168c:002a 
               IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
               WAN IP: <filter> 
    Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 99.44 GiB (21.4%) 
               ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST95005620AS size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
               speed: <unknown> rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: SD23 scheme: MBR 
               Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
    RAID:      Message: No RAID data was found. 
    Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 8.09 GiB size: 7.91 GiB (97.68%) used: 4.72 GiB (59.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda12 
               label: rootantiX17.4.1 uuid: 2222148a-6fb2-4c51-b460-6331eaeec437 
               ID-2: /home raw size: 170.83 GiB size: 167.15 GiB (97.85%) used: 94.72 GiB (56.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda10 
               label: H-MX17 uuid: a8a77622-00f9-47a7-be1d-49fb4dfe647c 
               ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.45 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap swappiness: 10 (default 60) 
               cache pressure: 50 (default 100) dev: /dev/sda5 label: swap uuid: 25478355-2acc-418d-9404-51952c0d6644 
    Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 100.0 MiB fs: ntfs label: R\xc3\xa9serv\xc3\xa9 au syst\xc3\xa8me uuid: 1E2E69781E69493B 
    ... 
    USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
               Device-1: 1-6:3 info: Generic USB2.0-CRW type: Mass Storage driver: ums-realtek interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 
               speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0bda:0158 serial: <filter> 
               Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
               Device-2: 2-1:3 info: SIGMACHIP Usb Mouse type: Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 
               speed: 1.5 Mb/s chip ID: 1c4f:0034 
               Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
               Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
               Hub: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A 
               Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
    Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
               1: deb https://mirrors.evowise.com/mxlinux-packages/antix/buster/ buster main nosystemd nonfree
               Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
               1: deb http://la.mxrepo.com/antix/buster buster main nonfree
               No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
               Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
               1: deb http://ftp.gr.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free
               2: deb http://security.debian.org/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
               No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list 
               No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/onion.list 
               No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
    Processes: CPU top: 5 
               1: cpu: 22.3% command: palemoon pid: 11208 mem: 561.1 MiB (28.9%) 
               2: cpu: 2.6% command: udisksd pid: 3955 mem: 10.6 MiB (0.5%) 
               3: cpu: 1.5% command: gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor pid: 4088 mem: 16.0 MiB (0.8%) 
               4: cpu: 1.3% command: xorg pid: 2720 mem: 35.3 MiB (1.8%) 
               5: cpu: 1.2% command: bash pid: 29380 mem: 4.48 MiB (0.2%) 
               Memory top: 5 
               1: mem: 561.1 MiB (28.9%) command: palemoon pid: 11208 cpu: 22.3% 
               2: mem: 42.2 MiB (2.1%) command: nemo pid: 4081 cpu: 0.0% 
               3: mem: 40.4 MiB (2.0%) command: redshift-gtk started by: python3 pid: 3861 cpu: 0.0% 
               4: mem: 39.7 MiB (2.0%) command: forump.txt started by: geany pid: 4973 cpu: 0.0% 
               5: mem: 35.6 MiB (1.8%) command: udiskie started by: python3 pid: 3838 cpu: 0.2% 
    Info:      Processes: 138 Uptime: 8h 16m Init: SysVinit v: 2.93 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 
               Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 running in: lxterminal inxi: 3.0.36 
    #27804
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    rayluo
    rayluo

    Noticed this thread just now. So chiming in.

    To me, the rule of thumb is solely determined by the RAM of my computers.

    * If it has more than 4GB RAM, it would need a 64 bit OS to make use of all those RAM.
    * If it has 4GB or less RAM, 32 bit OS is enough.

    In reality, somehow all (but one) of my personal computers are a decade old, they typically equipped with 2 GB to 4 GB RAM, and my work flow does not really require more RAM, so I use AntiX 32bit only.

    I will happily switch to 64 bit when/if my fleet wears out and the replacement happens to have >4gb RAM. But I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Those old laptops are still going strong. They just won’t die. 🙂

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    Summer Deep

    Hi all, new member here!

    I’ve had a love-hate relationship with AntiX for about four years, have given up on the distro numerous times, but it’s always retained a fascination which has lured me back in again. Problems with the erratic Wicd wireless interface have driven me to distraction at times, as has the firewall which is constantly turning itself off, not to mention the difficulties at times with playing a dvd, and quite a few other issues…

    Anyway, right now I’m using a 32-bit setup on an ancient T42 Thinkpad, which seems to be functioning more or less perfectly with none of the above drawbacks, plus I have a very reliable live 32-bit usb installation with root persistence, which I also use on ancient Thinkpads. I booted up a live dvd version on a T21 Thinkpad with 256 mb RAM this afternoon, and was astonished to see it running a fully usable Dillo browser with less than 70 mb RAM consumption.

    32-bit AntiX is brilliant, exceptionally impressive on those machines, and I’d be very sad to see it disappear…

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by Summer Deep.
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    malanrich

    Loooong time Mepis and antiX user. Currently running four 32-bit antiX systems: Dell Optiplex GX260 (bought maybe ten years ago? and even then it had been refurbished!), Dell Dimension 4550 (given to me new by my university before I retired, maybe around 2005?), Dell Inspiron laptop (bought new in 2010), a second-hand FrankenBox (assembled from spare parts and handed off by a friend maybe 2015). These systems run various versions: antiX-15, antiX-16, and antiX-17. I do mainly text editing and freelance writing and research but most every other kind of use as well: web surfing, social media, email, video and photo collecting. I maintain all of them in almost identical modes at different locations, partly for convenience but partly also for the security of redundancy. The only 64-bit capable one is the FrankenBox but I use 32-bit anyway (using it now). Maybe the Inspiron is 64-bit too, but I’ve only ever used 32-bit. I’m looking forward to upgrading them to antiX-19, because sometime you just need to keep up. I’ve tried live sessions with the recent betas and it looks like I’ll have zero problems with upgrading all of them despite the vintage hardware. On the other hand, there’s nothing I *can’t* do with the versions I’m running now. As far as I’m concerned this is a very productive set-up and I’d hate to see 32-bit vanish. Most of my boxes would have to be tossed into a landfill.

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    olsztyn

    I booted up a live dvd version on a T21 Thinkpad with 256 mb RAM this afternoon, and was astonished to see it running a fully usable Dillo browser with less than 70 mb RAM consumption.
    32-bit AntiX is brilliant, exceptionally impressive on those machines, and I’d be very sad to see it disappear…

    On T21: If it happens to still have hard disk you can install antiX as Frugal, which will provide way better performance than live CD. You still need to initiate booting from CD as USB 1.1 on T21 is even slower, but the booting process turns quickly to much faster hard disk based Frugal antiX. I have done this with T23 with Palemoon rather than Dillo, but your RAM may not allow Palemoon…
    One way or the other one beauty of antiX is very elaborate Live capability. Stick a fully configured USB or CD in any machine at hand (old or new) and it just works…

    #27992
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    oops
    oops

    … I have done this with T23 with Palemoon rather than Dillo, but your RAM may not allow Palemoon…
    One way or the other one beauty of antiX is very elaborate Live capability. Stick a fully configured USB or CD in any machine at hand (old or new) and it just works…

    FYI: Palemoon with the plugin “Lull the Tabs” usually do the trick. (to save some memory)

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