pops is completely correct, it makes no difference to any software whether the processor is an AMD or an Intel. The things that do matter are, is the processor fast enough to run the program, do you have enough memory and hard drive space, is the graphics card up to the minimum specification for the software and is the software compatible with your operating system. If for example you are buying a new computer then it would probably come with Windows XP, now some software won't run on XP, older software usually. This isn't too much of a problem as all new, as far as I know, software is tested on XP and runs on XP.
Not absolutely true, I used to have a graphics program that wouldn't run on a Cyrix PC because of compatibility issues. But that was years ago and it is the only time I have encountered anything like it.
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