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Old 01-26-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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Very quick question/ x86

i have an IBM t20 laptop with a PIII chip
when downloading some linux iso there is a choice of ppc, x86 -64 and x86

i want x86 right?
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The x86 refers to the intel series i286, i386, i486, i586, i686
the x86_64 refers to their 64 bit counterparts for 64 bit architectures.
Since you have a PIII chip (which is 32 bit) you want x86.
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Yes. PPC is macintosh (motorola chips), x86 -64 is 64 bit, your old PIII is an x86. It's actually probably a 686 (for later on when you're thinking about upgrading your kernel)...


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