intel 64bit?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Jan 9 13:42:45 UTC 2010

2010/1/9 Odd <iodine at>:
> Josef Wolf wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 04:05:44PM -0500, Rashkae wrote:
>>> Josef Wolf wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> At is stated, that the 64
>>>> bit version is for AMD processors only.  So I am curious: how to install 64 bit
>>>> for intel processors?
>>>> Any hints?
>>> Install the AMD64.  It's called AMD64 simply because AMD pioneered the
>>> cpu design.  Some distros might refer to it as X86_64, both mean the
>>> same thing, and work equally well on AMD and INTEL cpu's
>> Thanks for the clarification. Can somebody please add this clarification to
>> the description of the iso mentioned above?
> Why? It's already there, in the description:
> AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2)
> FYI, Xeon and Core 2 are Intel processors. No need to add anything to that,
> as it would be redundant.

It may be redundant to add anything to that, but the fact that many
people are confused indicates that sometimes a little redundancy may
be a good thing.  It would do no harm if the heading were:
64-bit PC (AMD64 and Intel x64) desktop CD
In addition, in the text it could say "computers based on the AMD64 or
 EM64T (Intel x64) architecture" for further clarification.


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