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x86 architectures terminology (was Re: greater popularity of Debian on AMD64?)

On 2012-09-09 17:47, Ben Hutchings wrote:
On Sun, 2012-09-09 at 23:06 +0200, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
On 9 September 2012 16:49, Ben Hutchings<ben@decadent.org.uk>  wrote:
On Sat, 2012-09-08 at 22:46 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
Then there's the assumption that no other architecture can be a PC?
'PC' long since ceased to mean 'personal computer'.

That contradicts at least Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer Unless by "personal computer" you meant any computer which is designed for a single person, in which case indeed, one could say personal computers are not necessarily called "personal computers". I'm afraid "PC" is an extremely unclear term: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC
I recommend using it as little as possible, if we need it at all.

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