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Re: Touchscreen Ultrabooks running Debian?

On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 01:25:58PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Carl Fink wrote:
> > Facundo Aguirre wrote:
> > > >From http://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/:
> > > 	The port consists of a kernel for all AMD 64bit CPUs with
> > > 	AMD64 extension and all *Intel CPUs* with Intel 64 extension,
> > > 	and a common 64bit userspace.
> > 
> > Thank you. Also, what a terrible idea! Is that stupid and confusing name
> > chosen by the Debian kernel team, or upstream?
> The name is amd64 because AMD developed it.  The author gets the honor
> of naming it.  AMD64 was chosen by Intel for Intel cpus when Intel
> decided to produce chips to AMD's specification.  Of course Intel
> would prefer to downplay this but it is what it is.  You may be buying
> an Intel Core i5 but the architecture is the AMD64 architecture.

OK, that terrible and confusing name was picked by upstream. Thanks.

You know, the kernel project doesn't have to use a terrible, misleading name
because AMD says so. 
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