[SATLUG] Does i386 mean i386 anymore?

Cheryl Holmes cherylholmes72 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 22:24:15 CDT 2009


I thpoought it was kept because so many ppl still run really older
machines..these older i386's tend to run great Linux...too bad they dropped
the i386.  Most everyone I know is running on them...seniors and older folks
anyway...c

so what architecture or proceesor would an i686 be then?

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

> >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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