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Old 06-01-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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Difference Between Distro Numbers

Yet another stupid newbie question from the cheap seats...

I was looking around on a few of the and I wanted to know

What's the difference between I386 Distro, Yarrow Distro and what they have listed as "0" for Fedora?

If I understand it, the I386 is for PC owners like myself but I don't really understand the differences in Yarrow and "0".

Hopefully this will be an easy question to answer.

Old 06-01-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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The top two are "Version: Fedora Core 2 (Tettnang)"... The second release of Fedora Core. Of those two, the first is "i386". The second is "x86-64", which they didn't label too well. The second is for the AMD 64 and the like.

The bottom one is "Version: Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow)"... The first release of Fedora Core. They only have the "i386" discs.

To sum them up...

--"Fedora Core" is the distro.

-- -- "1" and "2" are the versions of the distro.

-- -- "Yarrow" and "Tettnang" are codenames for the versions of the distro.

-- -- -- "i386" and "x86-64" are the architectures the versions of the distro are built for.
Old 06-01-2004, 06:50 PM   #3
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Rep: Reputation: 15 there's really no difference between the Yarrow and I386? I just wanted to know what's going on there.



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