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Re: F12 on a P4



On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 01:28:07PM -0500, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> On 11/20/2009 12:28 PM, stan wrote:
> > On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:57:34 -0600
> > Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
> > 
> >> In the F12 Release notes it indicates that i586 support is gone in F12
> >> and i686 is the the support available.
> >>
> >> Are there any implications of that to running F12 on a Pentium 4
> >> machine?
> > 
> > I think that Pentium 4 was the start of the i686 regime for intel.  The
> > P3 is a i586 device, as is the AMD K6 series.  The AMD Duron and Athlon
> > were the start of i686 for that line.
> 
> *bzzzt*  WRONG
> 
> If what you said were true, then F12 couldn't be running on my 1GHz
> PIII.  But, it *is* running.  And "uname -a" claims:
> 
> Linux linux.framingham.ma.us 2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686 #1 SMP Sat Nov 7
> 21:41:45 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> 
> But, I agree that the AMD K6 *is* an i586.  (yeup, I have one of those too.)
> 
> > In other words, you are good to go.
> 
> Yes, if the PIII is i686, then the PIV is too.

And so is a PII, since it came after PentiumPro.

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