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I am downloading the 64 bit version, but the tar file is labeled amd64.tar.xz...will this work on mhy intel 64 system, or should I just use the 32bit version?

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The amd64 version works on 64-bit Intel processors as well as 64-bit AMD processors. See Difference between the i386 download and the amd64? (We can close this as a duplicate of that question.) If you're installing Ubuntu itself, though, then you will usually not be downloading a .tar.xz file; instead, you would download a .iso file. (See these installation instructions and How do I install Ubuntu?. –  Eliah Kagan Sep 8 '13 at 22:27

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amd64 is equivalent to x86_64, is the 64-bit version of the x86 instruction set. Intel called it Intel64 initially.

Different distros use different naming, a bit confusing but in fact they are the same thing. Debian uses amd64 (that's why Ubuntu uses the same) while Fedora, Arch Linux use x86_64. Don't worry;-)

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