intel 64bit?

Odd iodine at
Sat Jan 9 14:10:28 UTC 2010

Colin Law wrote:
> 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.

I don't think that's any clearer at all. If they don't understand what's 
now, they won't understand your explanation either. They might think
there's a separate CD for Intel and AMD, and be confused. To really
spell it out for those who are confused, it should say "NOTE: the CD
works for both the AMD and Intel processors".


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