rich5312 19:01 23 Apr 2004

just need to know what (x86) stands for before i get Mandrake Linux 9.1 (x86)

Any help would be great


  Gemma 19:22 23 Apr 2004

It will run on PC processor platforms based on the Intel 8086 chip and it's descendants. That is to say "IBM Compatible PCs". In today's ordinary terms Intel and AMD 32 bit chips, as the origins of x86 are becoming lost in the mist. You will soon get used to new and mysterious terms as you enter the vale of Unix, maybe never to return.

  pmjd 19:22 23 Apr 2004

It's the computer architecture that it is designed to run on.

x86 means it can run on pentiums and athlons.

BTW why are you getting 9.1? The newest version, 10 has just been released to the mandrake user club and will be available to everyone in a week or so. If you can't download it there are quite a few places that sell cheap cd's. Try click here it lists quite a few places that do this in it's ads.

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