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Re: greater popularity of Debian on AMD64?

On 09/10/2012 09:44 PM, Osamu Aoki wrote:
Why make things more complicated. What is the rationale to pick i686 over others now. Why change to x86-64 which is AMD origin. If slashed to listing are list of vender released names, it should be (AMD64/Intel 64). We picked one archive identifier at one point of history. Osamu
Strictly speaking, and because nobody wrote about it, Intel calls it EM64T.
A nice way to write it by the publicity team would be:

"amd64 arch [1]

[1] Intel supports this arch in most of its recent processors,
and brands / references it as the EM64T feature set"

This would help avoiding reactions like the one of W. Anderson,
and should be enough.

Just my 2 cents...


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