Originally posted by pearsonx4
I am new to Linux and I am curious about something. I have Redhat Linux and I have it installed and running with no problems. But i have noticed that when I go to download programs for it some state i386. Now from what I can tell mine is i686. I am not sure what all this means and I was wondering what this is and can I use i386.
I appreciate any information you could give me.
Thank you very much
Yes you can use them i386 means it's for a 386 and above computer usually the programs are compiled that way so the maximum number of machines can use the program and you do not have to have multiple versions for a 386,486,586, etc ...