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    i386 & x86_64


    What does i386 & x86_64 means? Because i want to download mplayer from dag.wieers.com and it has types of Fedora Core 3 (i386 & x86_64)

    How do i know my Linux distro support which one? I am using Fedora Core 3.

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    i386 is for 32 bit CPU (Intel Pentium, AMD Athlon/Duron)
    x86_64 is for AMD 64 bit CPU

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    x86_64 = 64bit
    i386 = 32bit

    Do you have an AMD64 or other 64bit processor? Do you have the 64bit version of FC3?

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    you can find out what processor you have by running "uname -m" at a command prompt.
    i586 means pentium
    i686 means pentium II
    etc..
    I don't think fedora would run on anything below a pentium II

    if you don't know then you probably have a 32 bit processor.

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    I think mine is 32 bit. I have a Pentium 4 1.8 GHz. So next time, i should download the i386.........

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