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Old 08-13-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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Question Q about Fedora


Hi guys, when I am visiting fedora website to download I got the following options
Install DVD / Rescue CD

* i386
* x86_64
* ppc

Live Media (both GNOME and KDE)

* i386
* x86_64

I wanna know what are their meaning and how can i select the best option for me.

Thanks
 
Old 08-13-2008, 09:19 AM   #2
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Hi guys, when I am visiting fedora website to download I got the following options
Install DVD / Rescue CD

* i386
* x86_64
* ppc

Live Media (both GNOME and KDE)

* i386
* x86_64

I wanna know what are their meaning and how can i select the best option for me.

Thanks
*i386 works on all intel-compatible systems (a regular PC, this is what most people use).

*x86_64 is for 64 bit computers only

*ppc is the old Apple architecture

You'll probably want the i386 images.

GNOME and KDE are the two big Desktops.
If you're new, start with GNOME (fedora comes with a rather unstable KDE4.x version).
 
Old 08-13-2008, 09:43 AM   #3
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Thank u very much. I really appreciate it!
 
Old 08-16-2008, 10:54 AM   #4
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*i386 works on all intel-compatible systems (a regular PC, this is what most people use).

*x86_64 is for 64 bit computers only

*ppc is the old Apple architecture

You'll probably want the i386 images.

GNOME and KDE are the two big Desktops.
If you're new, start with GNOME (fedora comes with a rather unstable KDE4.x version).
So Now the question is how can I know the type of my computer that supports the Linux version? that is to say is it *i386 or *x86_64?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-16-2008, 11:00 AM   #5
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well what CPU do you have?
 
Old 08-16-2008, 11:25 AM   #6
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So Now the question is how can I know the type of my computer that supports the Linux version? that is to say is it *i386 or *x86_64?

Thanks in advance
i386 (32bit) works for both
x86_64 (64bit) is optimized for AMD64 and Intel 64 (EM64T)

some people still prefer i386 on both for compatibility reasons

Last edited by jens; 08-16-2008 at 11:28 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 09:03 AM   #7
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So this means I always go for i386 since it works for both.
Thank you very much.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 10:01 AM   #8
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This does mean that if you HAVE a 64-bit chip, it won't be being used at maximum capacity (your computer)
 
  


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