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glenn69 08-29-2003 11:39 PM

What's i686 586 etc?
What is i686 i586 etc.... and how do I know which I have?

Odd_Bloke 08-29-2003 11:45 PM

They are the type of processor architecture you are running. I'm not sure of Intel ones but, if you have an Athlon, go for athlon, i686, or anything below that (eg. i386).


Skyline 08-30-2003 01:06 AM

What processor do you have?

The terminology derives from the original Intel 8086 80286 days in the late 70,s early 80,s

glenn69 08-30-2003 01:49 AM

I have an AMD 2500+...although after I posted and logged off I saw that I have RedHat 9 with such and such Kernel and i686

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