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Re: Fedora 12 x86 DVD images

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 10:38 +0100, Andrea Musuruane wrote:
> Hi all,
>     some Fedora users just pointed me out that the x86 DVD image names
> are not accurate. The install DVD is called Fedora-12-i386-DVD.iso
> while the live DVD is called Fedora-12-i686-Live.iso. Please note the
> i386 text in the install DVD file name. This is creating some
> confusion among users because they tend to believe that packages are
> still compiled for i386 and not for i686.
> Bye.
> Andrea.

The base arch of the family is i386, just like we call the ppc spin
"ppc" even though it only supports a subset of the ppc family, ditto
sparc, arm, etc...

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
identi.ca: http://identi.ca/jkeating

Why not label it "x86_32" instead of i386? That is far less confusing and illustrates that it is 32-bit on the x86 architecture, since x86_64 says it is 64-bit on x86 architecture. 

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