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    i586 & i686?

    https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2...at%20Linux%209

    Looking into this URL. under the RH Linux 9.0
    what is i596 and i686?
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    PII-PV equivs.
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    "i" means "Intel", the processor manufacturer.

    "586" means 80586, which is the family of processor types............Pentium I/II as far as I recall, the "686" is a P3/4 I think.


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    so what if my CPU is Xeon?
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    There is proabably a distro for dual cpu.. I'm not really sure... never used a dual proc.
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    Sorry mate, I mislead you slightly:

    586 is the Pentium I
    686 is PII and PIII
    786 is P4

    The Xeon processor is a PIII family, so it will be a "686"

    Here is a useful link to processor history:

    http://www.pctechguide.com/02procs_H...erspective.htm

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