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Old 08-23-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
Bariana
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Question What are AMD-64 and i386


Ciao,

while waiting the answers for my Java related question, I would like to know few small but crucial details of the system. What is:

a) AMD-64 and
b) i386

Thanks,
Bariana

Last edited by Bariana; 08-23-2005 at 10:20 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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i386 is the generic name for the Intel 80386 and compatible architecture processors, which respect the same basic construction.
On the other hand, AMD64 is the latest AdvancedMicroDevices desktop processors, with a 64 bit architecture (as opposed to the traditional 32 bit one). It includes processors such as Athlon64, Athlon64FX, Athlon64 X2(dual-cored), Mobile Athlon64 (for mobile systems). See more at http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...8_9484,00.html

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Old 08-23-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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Re: newbiest questions

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Originally posted by Bariana
Ciao,

while waiting the answers for my Java related question, I would like to know few small but crucial details of the system. What is:

a) AMD-64 and
b) i386

Thanks,
Bariana
AS these aren't Linux specific, AMD-64 is AMD's 64 bit architecture. i386 is also the type of CPU architecture which is pretty much compatible with any Intel i386 cpu or better..

This is actually asked quite often, searching would bring many more discussions and results.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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Also, you should really work on your title, it has nothing to do in describing your actual question.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 10:23 AM   #5
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Thank you a lot

Thank you a lot... And as recommended, I changed the subject...

One question more:

Ok, I have to admit that I have worked most of my life in Windows environment - starting actually from DOS... So Linux is rather new system for me still. One more question is that is the a small programme from where you can find the system info (like in Windows) - cannot find.

Bariana
 
Old 08-23-2005, 10:40 AM   #6
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Re: Thank you a lot

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Thank you a lot... And as recommended, I changed the subject...

One question more:

Ok, I have to admit that I have worked most of my life in Windows environment - starting actually from DOS... So Linux is rather new system for me still. One more question is that is the a small programme from where you can find the system info (like in Windows) - cannot find.

Bariana
It really depends, there are a lot of those GUI type applications like Gkrellm and such but I always prefer cat'ing the /proc directory.

My biggest suggestion when learning linux is to learn the command line interface, it might save you some headaches when X doesn't work and then you won't be lost.

Some very useful commands:

lspci
dmesg
cat /proc/cpuinfo
cat /proc/meminfo

And in general, browse around the /proc directory for more files to peek at for system info, hardware info, etc.
 
  


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