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Old 08-18-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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i386 mean 32 bit?


I have quick question.

i386 mean 32 bit server?
 
Old 08-18-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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Check this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I386

So it is a CPU architecture that happens to be 32 bit.

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Old 08-18-2009, 10:57 AM   #3
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Yes.

So does i686 in package names.

x86_64 = 64 bit.

If you see IA64 that is Itanium (64 bit).
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
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If you see IA64 that is Itanium (64 bit).
Yep pretty much, here is the wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IA64
 
Old 08-18-2009, 04:39 PM   #5
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i386 mean 32 bit server?
No, it doesn't mean 'server' at all.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 04:52 PM   #6
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No, i386 is a processor family.

A distro that is labeled i386 will run on a x86-64 bit system most likely but it is intended for the intel and some clones of the 386 family.
 
  


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