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Old 09-21-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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I've always wondered what the various types of things those are. I notice them being mentioned allot in Linux websites ect ect and never understood what the different types are. Like the x86 and i386 or whatever. I'm just a little curious. I don't even know what those are called.
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i386 refers to the processor type. Nowadays P-4 and AthlonXP belong to the i686 type. It refers to some improvements made to the processor and its processing speed.
Old 09-21-2003, 11:33 PM   #3
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i386, i686 etc just refers to a certain processor architecture or "type" - you often see this in relation to RPM's compiled for a certain architecture, it just means that the software is optimised to take into account the "features" of that architecture .


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