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Re: which version for intel chipset 64bit



On Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 07:53:23AM -0600, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Camaleón put forth on 2/8/2011 4:55 AM:
> > On Tue, 08 Feb 2011 11:34:33 +0100, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> > 
> >> On 08/02/11 11:30, hamed hosseini wrote:
> > 
> >>> which version for intel chipset 64bit?
> > 
> > (...)
> > 
> >> amd64
> > 
> > Or i386, that's up to the user ;-)
> 
> Neither of these is correct if he has an Itanium box, in which case he needs the
> IA64 distro.  The OP's question was vague, as Intel has two 64 bit ISAs:  IA64
> and x86-64 (the latter called EM64T/Intel64/etc by Intel, depending on the mood
> of their marketing department on a given day/week/month/year--why I despise
> marketing people).

IIRC, i386 should work fine whichever style of 64-bit it is. However,
one of the reasons why Intel switched from IA64 to AMD64 was that IA64
is terrible at executing 32-bit code.

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