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Bug#575760: marked as done (x86 architecture names are confusing)

Your message dated Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:52:16 +0200
with message-id <53CD99A0.2090500@gmail.com>
and subject line x86 architecture names are confusing
has caused the Debian Bug report #575760,
regarding x86 architecture names are confusing
to be marked as done.

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Package: www.debian.org
Severity: normal

Various pages use the long architecture names 'AMD64' and 'Intel x86'
for our architectures 'amd64' and 'i386'.  The name 'AMD64' sometimes
confuses users with Intel x86-64 chips, who instead download the
installer or CD images for ia64.  This is a waste of time and
bandwidth for all concerned.  The name 'Intel x86' is also inaccurate
in that the i386 architecture runs on 32-bit x86 processors from many

I recommend the names '32-bit PC' and '64-bit PC' - they are not
pedantically correct, but people should understand what they mean.
Whatever you do, please avoid any vendor-specific names (including
'IA32' which is almost unknown outside of Intel manuals).

At least the following pages use these names:


Most other pages using these names appear to be part of the
installation manual or release notes, which can be dealt with


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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I've read all the report and I believe this bug is already fixed and it
can be closed. The website no longer shows confusing names.

Feel free to reopen it if you consider I'm wrong.
Laura Arjona

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