[SATLUG] Does i386 mean i386 anymore?

Daniel Goller morfic at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 20:38:08 CDT 2009

I686 is still pretty low tech, everything since pentium pro is i686.

On Aug 12, 2009 8:31 PM, "scs at worldlinkisp.com" <scs at worldlinkisp.com>

>Oh wow! Now I need to know just what constitutes an i686 ..and maybe what
an i386 is. I thought I...
Refers the the lowest level of processor compatibility.
Current distributions are now dropping the i386 and
for the i686 (eg. AMD K6 processor).

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

hth  Lou


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