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    Can someone explain to me the difference between an i386 or i686 rpm???

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    They are optimized for different versions of the Intel processor architecture. An i386 rpm would work fine on an i686 machine (anything past the original Pentium is i686, I believe); an i686 rpm MIGHT work on an earlier architecture, but it might not.
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    They specify the architecture of the processor, a i386 will work in any Intel based processor, while i686 will work on any above PII, including AMD Athlon etc.

    The i386 will work on almost any system, but will not be as well designed for i1686 optimizations, if you have any processor above PII I'd always get the i1686 option since it is more optimized for your system

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    Ok. I think as a newbie you will not understand this answer completely.

    So WHICH Processors are now in the i686 cathegorie?

    And where would an Centrino be, plz?

    gr, eis

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    the centrino is post PII, so it will be able to run i686, others that run with i686 are Intell Pentium 2,3,4, Intell centrino, AMD Athlon, Sempron, Duron.

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