[TAG] Linux on AMD sempron
predivan at ptt.yu
Mon Jan 1 17:52:16 MSK 2007
On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 11:29:38 +0530
Amit Saha wrote:
> Hi all!
> I recently installed FC5 and FC6 on a newly acquired AMD 2800+ Sempron
> processor(64-bit). There are a few things i would like to get cleared
> 1. While the packages were being copied, I noticed the i386 extension
> packages being copied. Isnt i386 supposed to mean intel 80386?
"IA-32, sometimes generically called x86-32, is the instruction set architecture
of Intel's most successful microprocessors.
This is a 32-bit extension of the original Intel x86 processor architecture.
The term means Intel Architecture, 32-bit, distinguishing it from the preceding
16-bit x86 processors, and the later 64-bit architecture IA-64, also known as the Itanium architecture.
IA-32 has had such longevity partially because of full backwards compatibility.
The non-proprietary, generic name for this 32-bit architecture is x86-32."
> 2. The FC5 and FC6 that i installed on my 64-bit AMD was also installed on
> my 32-bit celeron. That means i am using 32bit OS on my 64-bit machine
> right? Will i gain performance by using FC5 for 64-bit?
Not FC5/FC6, but should give you some idea:
"Ubuntu i386 & x86_64 Compared"
Personally, I would take dual/quad core processor over 64-bit one any day :)
> Which is the best distro to use on AMD sempron 2800+ ?
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