My next Workstation

Preston Hagar prestonh at
Thu Jul 8 17:13:15 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Francisco Diaz Trepat - gmail
<francisco.diaztrepat at> wrote:
> thanks Preston, that was awesome.
> Really man, I think you are right. I am better off buying amd and 4 drives,
> and maybe 8gb of ram.
> 1Q: Could it be that some times software is not built for amd and more
> likely gets built for intel 64?

No, AMD and Intel's use the same instruction set, and are completely

Basically, as a little background info, Intel created the instruction
set for the "x86" 32-bit processors and licensed it to AMD to use for
their processors.  AMD created the instruction set for 64-bit
processors "AMD64" and licensed it to Intel for their 64-bit
processors.  That is why when you download Ubuntu ISOs, you will see
i686 (Intel 32-bit instruction set) and AMD64 (AMD 64-bit instruction
set) "versions"  For 64 bit Intel processors, you would still use the
AMD64 download, because they use the AMD64 instructions set.

Hope this helps.


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