[SATLUG] Does i386 mean i386 anymore?

Alex Bartonek bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 12 21:17:28 CDT 2009


yep.. and i686 are optimized versions of the code.

--- On Wed, 8/12/09, scs at worldlinkisp.com <scs at worldlinkisp.com> wrote:

> From: scs at worldlinkisp.com <scs at worldlinkisp.com>
> Subject: RE: Re: [SATLUG] Does i386 mean i386 anymore?
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 8:31 PM
> >Oh wow!  Now I need to know
> just what constitutes an
> i686
> ..and maybe what an i386 is.  I thought I
> knew...Guess not
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 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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