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I havn't touched my linux distro for about 3 months, and I was a newb before. I am trying to download and install wine, which I've done before on my SuSE 9.1 distro. I seem to remember that my architecture is i386 (amd athlon xp). YaST hardware info tells me that same thing. When I try to d'l wine through wineHQ.com, there appears to be only versions for i586. Is it actually important that I stick with an i386 release, or should I d/l anyway?
Sorry for the stupid questions.
i386 is just the lowest common denominator, meaning it will run on anything above a 386.
i585 means it will run on anything 586 (pentium) and above and is compiled using optimisations allowed by that processor. Likewise i686
On the rare occasion I download a package, I get i686 because I have a Duron.