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Re: ia64 and i386

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Mihira Fernando <mihiratheace@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/24/2011 08:48 PM, J.Hwan.Kim wrote:
>> Hi, everyone
>> If the CPU core is i5, what package should be installed ia64 or i386?
>> My old PC (Pentium-D core) is using i386 package.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Best Regards,
>> J.Hwan  Kim
> use amd64 if you want 64bit computing or i386 if you want to stick with
> 32bit computing.  ia64 is for the Intel Itanium range of processors.

Actually I never understood why people would want to install i386 when
amd64 is possible. Since from amd64 you can still run x86 code ... but
not the other way around. Is there a drawback when installing an amd64
kernel ?


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