Re: greater popularity of Debian on AMD64?
On Sun, 09 Sep 2012, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Sep 2012, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <email@example.com> 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?
I don't know, and I don't care either way. I am fine with amd64.
But I object to "32-bit PC" and "64-bit PC". i686, amd64, x86-32, x86-64...
at least those are correct. 32-bit PC and 64-bit PC mean nothing, and it
will make the mess worse when we start shipping x32.
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