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Re: greater popularity of Debian on AMD64?

On Sat, 8 Sep 2012, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote:
> If "64-bit PC" is too vague, the alternative designator for the amd64 arch
> is the vendor neutral "x86-64".  The vendor-neutral designator for all of
> i386, i486, i586, i686, amd64 and x32 is "x86" (i.e. it is for both 32-bit
> and 64-bit).  i286, i186 and 8086 are too old to bother with :-)

Why should we be vendor-neutral?  AMD invented the AMD64 instruction set.

Intel invented the 386 instruction set and we call it i386.

Why be vendor-neutral for things that AMD invents when we aren't vendor-
neutral for things that Intel invents?

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