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Re: 64 Bit Linux

On Sat, Sep 09, 2006 at 04:53:55PM -0500, Benjamin Story wrote:
> Yes, AMD decided to not ditch the x86 instruction set in favor of
> backwards compatability.  This is partially why the AMD64 platform has
> been more widely accepted than Intel's.

IA64 (Itanium), that is.  It hasn't been widely accepted for a whole
host of reasons.

The 64-bit Pentium/Xeon CPUs use the AMD64 instructions, more-or-less.

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