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64-bit new - 64-bit old

64-bit new - 64-bit old

Posted Apr 16, 2004 4:46 UTC (Fri) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330)
In reply to: 64-bit new - 64-bit old by freeio
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor goes 64-bit

The Linux kernel is only a tiny fraction of the code in a typical distribution. Free software has been addressing 64-bit portability long before Linus got around to it (both in the GNU and BSD camps), which is why Linus had a good-quality 64-bit compiler for the Alpha when he started the port.


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