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Old 02-26-2004, 03:23 PM   #1
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Which is my OS?


I was trying to download openoffice, and it is avilable for many OS. Among them there are "LINUX x86" and "LINUX PPC".
I am running Slackware 9.1. Which is the correct choice?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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Now, someone correct me if I am wrong but I dont think this has to do with your Operating system. I believe the difference between x86 and PPC is that x86 is designed for Intel or AMD chips while PPC is designed for Apples PowerPC chips. So you would download the x86 Version if you are running a computer with an Intel or Amd processor. And get PPC if you are on a mac.


Since you are running Slackware you would download the x86 one because as far as I know Slackware only works on x86, SPARC, and Alpha systems.

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Old 02-26-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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this really really isn't a critisism of either posts i assure you, but i really do find it so strange that so few people know what x86 is... so many people seem to have never heard of a 486 processor... i was only 13 when pentiums emerged, but i'm no stranger to older chipset's names even though i've not used them as much

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Old 02-26-2004, 05:18 PM   #4
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yes acid is right - so you should download the right one for your computer.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 06:32 PM   #5
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iv never heard of those term b4 i started trying to program in assembly just for fun, thats then i leard that the chips had numbers and not names like pentium pro = i586 , so ya caant blame peole for not knowing, blame schools for not teaching
 
Old 02-26-2004, 06:37 PM   #6
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I was trying to download openoffice, and it is avilable for many OS. Among them there are "LINUX x86" and "LINUX PPC".
I am running Slackware 9.1. Which is the correct choice?
just something else to be aware of, the openoffice install needs to run in the gui. so run it from x. take a little time to view the install guide.
good luck.
 
  


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