[kwlug-disc] Accessing memory, 64 vs 32

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Aug 20 12:10:14 EDT 2009


>
> > As for stability, I have been using the amd64 version of Ubuntu
> > Server, and it has been extremely stable. No issues what so ever
> > compared to 32 bits.
> >
> > Even though it says "amd", this works on Intel's 64 bit CPUs.
>
>   that's cuz they're essentially the same thing.
>
>
> http://jetteroheller.wordpress.com/2007/03/09/whats-the-difference-between-amd64-and-intel-em64t/
>

I know. AMD came with it first, Intel came next, but the Debian folk
stuck to the naming of "amd". I have seen people getting confused
and not installing it on Xeon servers because of the "amd" part, including
hosting companies!
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