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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?



Once upon a time, Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> said:
> The last
> processor Intel released which was not x86-64 capable, so far as I can
> figure out, was the Celeron D 310, released December 2005. The last
> non-x86-64-capable chip AMD released was the 'Paris' Sempron family,
> which came in July 2004. The subsequent 'Palermo' Sempron family,
> released February 2005, had x86-64 support.

Don't just go by release date, go by end-of-sale date.  When did Intel
and AMD _stop_ selling CPUs that did not have 64 bit support?  That's
what really matters.

I have a Thinkpad from early 2006 that is 32 bit only for example.  It
works perfectly fine, so I am in no hurry to replace it just because it
is only 32 bit.
-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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