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Old 12-30-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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at the risk of falling over laughing read this

OK here goes


Pentium and Celeron

if I try and install say form a i386/i586 distro will both work or is that Pentium ONLY.
Old 12-30-2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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There the same class, i.e. i686. Celerons are pentiums with a smaller cpu cash. You'll have no problem with i386 or i586 compiled binaries.
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They are different, but not in any way that will make any difference in what packages you need to install. Any box that you are going to install Linux on will be i386-compatable unless you went out specifically looking for an odd chip. The difference involves how much (if any) cache is built into the CPU. The net result (very simplified) is that a Pentium and a Celeron of the same Mhz rating will end up with the Pentium being faster (but more expensive).


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