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Old 03-25-2005, 12:58 PM   #1
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which x86?

I figured that "Linux Newbie" was best place for this question.

On my way to download Mandrake, the line "Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official CD & DVD ISO images for i586 and higher" caught my eye. i586 the right choice for a PIII 500? Or is i386 what I want?

Appreciate any help you can give me.
Old 03-25-2005, 01:17 PM   #2
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i586 is pentium and pentium pro and above so it's fine for your PC. i686 would be even better. i386 would also be fine but would not take advantages of optimisations allowed by your processor.
Old 03-25-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reponse, Komakino. By the way, I really like your signature.
Old 03-25-2005, 05:28 PM   #4
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U can easily check what is your machine type with typing

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