Kernel vs Hardware

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Mon Apr 14 06:26:26 UTC 2008

the difference is that i386 processors work in 32-bit, whereas AMD
processors can work in 64-bit, a 64-bit kernel can only work on 64-bit
CPUs, but 64-bit CPUs can still run the lower 32-bit kernel and 32-bit
programs in general. that is the technical part. as for which is
better, i usually prefer 32-bit systems due to past issues with 64-bit
ones, even though 64-bit systems have become much more stable lately.

On 4/14/08, Larry Hartman <larryhartman50 at> wrote:
> I am running an i386 kernel on AMD, is this advisable?  Or is generic
> prefered?
> Larry
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