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Old 07-16-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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Simple question


i386? x86? i586? SPARC?

Ze combination of ze numbers and ze letters! Zey confuse me!


Want/need to know what architecture IS... why it's important for linux('s programs), the naming systems, etc...



Oh ya, and if anyone has a good SuSE 8.2 install tutorial they could point me to, it'd be very helpful (but don't bother writing your own... I plan on looking for one later, but it'd be helpful to be given a link... no time spent googling)
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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i=intel
i386 intel 386 cpu
i586 = pentium
i686 = pentium pro
It's the cpu arch.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:21 PM   #3
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Intel compatable, techinically. AMD works fine
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:28 PM   #4
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thanks, I've been wondering that for a while
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:09 PM   #5
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hmm... anyone know a way to put an .iso image onto a ZIP disk?
 
  


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