[SATLUG] Does i386 mean i386 anymore?

scs at worldlinkisp.com scs at worldlinkisp.com
Wed Aug 12 20:31:21 CDT 2009


>Oh wow!  Now I need to know just what constitutes an
i686
..and maybe what an i386 is.  I thought I
knew...Guess not
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Refers the the lowest level of processor compatibility.
Current distributions are now dropping the i386 and
settling
for the i686 (eg. AMD K6 processor).

It was kept low (i386) mainly for people in the third
world
countries, that either didn't have access or
wherewithall to
obatin a more advanced processor.

hth  Lou



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