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Old 07-25-2011, 05:24 AM   #1
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Question Diff. btw i386 and x86_64


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let me know whats the difference between i386 and x86_64 OS.
and also diffrence between x86_64 Live CD and x86_64 DVD? W
Whats extra in DVD ??
 
Old 07-25-2011, 05:38 AM   #2
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i386 = 32bit Architecture
x86_64 = 64bit Architecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit#32-bit_vs_64-bit

Live CD = just enough stuff to be able to operate a basic OS "from a CD" or install a basic OS from a CD

x86_64 DVD = The full install of OS/APPS to a physical disk
 
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:50 AM   #3
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if it is simple i386 it means it is of 32 bit software, now many type of architecture is available in market now a days like i386,i586 i686, so in generally software provider say it as x86 architecture. now if x86_64 is there in the description then it is software for 64 bit architecture otherwise a 32bit software.

second the diff. between live CD and DVD
with live CD in your drive you can simulate the environment and taste the look and feel but it will not install to your system as a separate OS. With DVD you have to install the OS in your system as a separate OS.

I think this will clear the things if not please post here again.
 
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:55 AM   #4
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All correct on the x86 vs x86_64, but most Live Discs will allow an install to physical disk....
 
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:13 AM   #5
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thanks to all...
 
  


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