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Bug#575012: x86 architecture names are confusing

Package: installation-guide
Version: 20090901
Severity: important

The current installation and download links referring to 'AMD64' sometimes
confuse users with Intel x86-64 chips, who instead select 'IA64'.  This is
a waste of time and bandwidth for all concerned.

The name 'Intel x86' is also inaccurate in that the i386 architecture runs
on 32-bit x86 processors from many vendors.

I recommend the names '32-bit PC' and '64-bit PC'.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable'), (100, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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