Architectures usually refer to the difference between 32-bit x86 (i386) and 64-bit x86-64 (amd64/em64t) processors. Both are distinct architectures.

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My processor is 64-bit - does that mean I need the amd64 image?

My processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.40GHz). As far as I know that's a 64-bit processor - I'm a bit confused as the architecture is called AMD 64, is this a generic name given to 64-bit ...
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Core i7 with 4GB - go 64 bit or stay 32bit..?

I have a Core i7 laptop with 4gb ram. In windows, the disadvantage of using the 32bit OS would be that a single app could not use more than 2gb of ram (+ the 2gb shared kernel-space memory) except ...
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Difference between the i386 download and the amd64?

What is the difference between standard i386 download and the amd64 download of Ubuntu 11.04? I am currently running the i386 on an amd machine, would my system work better with the amd64 download ...
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What are the differences between Mac OS and Linux?

What are the major technical differences between Apple's OS X and Linux? I understand Mac and Linux both have a similar architecture, so what are the major differences that prevent for example, mac ...
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How do I determine if I am running 32 bit or 64 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I check if I have a 32-bit or a 64-bit OS? This question seems to come up quite regularly. The answer I know is to go to terminal and type uname -m if it says ...
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Compile 32bit kernel on 64bit machine

I'm trying to compile a kernel for a 32bit single-core Intel Atom machine. Needless to say, the compile is taking inordinate amounts of time. It's been going for 2 hours and it's still only halfway ...
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Is there a schematic overview of Ubuntu's architecture?

as enthusiastic, advanced Linux learner, I'd love to get an overview about Linux' architecure/structure in general. You know, like "the big picture". I'm thinking of a large schematic graphic showing ...
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Good floor planner program?

I'm planning to have a house built. I want to draw up some sketches on the computer, so I am looking for a program that can help me do this. It doesn't have to be a professional architecture tool; in ...
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Is my processor 64 or 32 bit?

I am on Ubuntu and I did this command: $ uname -a Linux slabrams-desktop 2.6.32-29-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 11 19:00:09 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux Does it mean I am on 32bit or 64 bit processor? ...
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For better performance should I install 32-bit or 64-bit?

I don't know much about 32 bit and 64 bit. I had been using 32 bit and it's crashed (not working properly and i don't know how to recover) question here..... and i don't have backup and i run on 3.2 ...
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How to find architecture of my PC and Ubuntu?

When running uname -a, I get as output 41-Ubuntu SMP Mon Aug 13 17:59:54 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux Can someone please explain to me why both i386 & i686 ? What exactly is my PC ...
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Why is more than 3GB of RAM not recognised when using amd64?

Why does Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 not addresses more of 3GB ram? Please if somebody knows about that, tell me the solution. My machine is a Toshiba P205-S6287 Intel centrino duo 64 bits procesor and 4GB ...
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What computer architectures are available?

Where can I find a list of which architectures are available for Ubuntu, and which of those have official support from Canonical?
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“Depends: ia32-libs-multiarch but it is not installable” - Solution

I noticed this on 12.10 trying to get the Android SDK working. For 64 bit versions, it is required to install: sudo apt-get install ia32-libs However, under 64bit 12.10, I got the following error: ...
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How do I tell what type of CPU cache is in my laptop?

Is there an application for Ubuntu that could tell me details about CPU, CPU cache memory, memory hierarchy, cache architecture implemented in my system, cpu cache size, cpu cache, access cycle and ...
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Can I use every .deb file, whatever my Ubuntu version or architecture?

Sometimes I want to download programs that are not proposed in the Software Center but only on the developer's website, like for example World of Goo Demo. But the website proposes only one .deb ...
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Which architecture should I install on x86 64bit machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My processor is 64-bit - does that mean I need the amd64 image? I have a x86 64bit dell inspiration pc and it doesn't contain a amd cpu. Should I install "amd 64 10.04" ...
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Is there a 64bit version of ubuntu for intel CPUs? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 that I'm planning on dual booting with. I want to use Ubuntu 13.04, but on the daily builds download page there is only "PC (Intel x86) desktop image" listed for intel, ...
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portable Virtual Machine

I'd like to create a virtual machine with virtualbox and use it on different computers. The problem is that I need to work on my programming projects on different machines and syncing them over the ...
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Download 64bit packages in a 32bit system

I need to download some packages to install in my other machine which doesn't have internet access, and has a 64-bit architecture. Since this machine which has internet connection is 32-bit, it only ...
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Is there any Ubuntu Server for i486 architecture?

I have a very weak machine (i486 with 512 MB of RAM) and want to install last Ubuntu server release on it. When I try to install ubuntu server 11.10 (32 bit) , installer says the architecture needed ...
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Why x64 bit version is way more faster than x32?

Lately I noticed that my old laptop (Toshiba Satellite L500-1DT) works better with x64 based Ubuntu version, than x32. Well with faster I meant - Adobe Flash videos and apps works much better. ...
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Installing Ubuntu I get: please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU

I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and 9.04 - Desktop, respectively and burned a them on separate DVD and CD. But when I run setup.exe or booting from drive E: I get a welcome display, choose language, ...
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what is desktop environment and where is placed in linux architecture [closed]

What is the role of the desktop environment in the architecture of a Linux-based operating system like Ubuntu? Can anyone explain what a desktop environment is and how it relates to other components ...
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Can I use the -amd64.iso CDs to install on an Intel 64-bit computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between the i386 download and the amd64? I have a 64 bit Intel system, but the only iso image I can see to download is the "ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64.iso" ...
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How do I fix boot error “Kernel requires a 86-64 cpu”?

My desktop pc gives the following error when trying to install from a cd: Kernel requires a 86-64 cpu only detected a i686 cpu unable to boot My pc is a Medion, 160GB hard drive, Pentium 4 ...
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Where could I found a simple view of Ubuntu's architecture? [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu and AskUbuntu, I see all these key words: Linux Kernel (header) Gnome, Grub, Grub 2, Xorg, Unity, Compiz, Metacity, ... Could I get a view about those components (and probably other ...
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uname -m vs. arch

The binaries are all but identical: diff -u <(hexdump -C /bin/uname) <(hexdump -C /usr/bin/arch) --- /dev/fd/63 2011-12-07 11:38:18.344027319 +0100 +++ /dev/fd/62 2011-12-07 ...
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Should I choose 32-bit or 64-bit to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro Laptop?

Which installation do I choose for Apple Macbook Pro Laptop, 32-bit or 64-bit? My computer specs: 15-inch - Mid/Late 2007 - 2.4/2.2GHz
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Why does Ubuntu always boot regardless of boot priority?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10. I thought I had installed 64-bit but somehow I had installed 32-bit. I wanted to install 64-Bit Ubuntu over the current installation with my flash drive but whenever I ...
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What's the architecture of Ubuntu Phone?

Will Ubuntu Phone be more an Android or more a "normal" Linux? Or in other Words: will it be possible to have e.g. wxWidgets/wxWidgets-applications on it?
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Change Bootloader title to include bit

Secondlife runs on 32 bit linux. I've tried WINE, Crossover, and installing the 32 bit libraries. Nothing has worked so now I'm having to install a 32 bit copy of Ubuntu as a second partition just to ...
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How to specify target architecture in quickly apps?

I'm building a quickly-app, Do I have to specify somewhere the architecture (amd64,i386,etc) in which my app can run? Thanks in advance. Regards.
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Is it possible to cross-compile .deb files using debhelper? How?

I have a package (Dymo CUPS drivers in this instance) that I need to compile to a .deb file to include in a private network's repositories. The source itself is sufficiently architecture independent ...
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apt-build on ubuntu, if I change processor will give problem?

I installed apt-build on Ubuntu, it is a program that compiles and installs programs. It compiles optimally for the user processor and this makes programs run quickly. But I thought what if I change ...
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How can I switch a 64-bit installation to a 32-bit one?

I want to turn my 64-bit installation into a 32-bit one. So far, I've tried to install a 32-bit kernel using this command: sudo apt-get install linux-image:i386 linux-image-generic:i386 ...
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How to upgrade a 32-bit distro to 64-bit without losing data? [duplicate]

Is it possible to upgrade Ubuntu from 11.10 32-bit to 12.10 64-bit (or the latest version out there) without losing any of my data (files, pictures, etc)? Is it possible to upgrade from 32-bit to ...
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How to personalize KDE menu?

I would like to personalize the KDE menu. I would like to add the Ubuntu version and architecture on top of the menu Example: Kubuntu 12.04 64bit Precise Pangolin How to do it? That's the menu I'm ...
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What documents are available for Juju Design and Architecture?

Where do I find Juju Design and Architecture documents?
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Ubuntu Slow - What architecture does the Windows Installer install?

I feel absolutely limited by using Windows, and I need to switch to a Unix environment. I once installed Red Hat on my laptop (screen + external monitor setup; 4GB ram; x64) and it worked fine, but I ...
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How many i386 and amd64 packages exist?

That's it. How can I know how many i386 and amd64 packages exit available in repos?
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Is there way to check if users use Ubuntu Desktop amd64 or amd64+mac?

I believe uname -a on installation from both regular 64-bit and mac iso outputs the same info string. Is there way to tell apart their architectures?
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architecture-independent performance monitor tool

I got to know "perf" tool in "linux-tools-3.2.0-43" for Ubuntu 12.04 which can monitor the performance counts for some micro-architectures, however, the tool is dependent to the cpu architecture and ...
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Is it possible to convert a 32-bit ubuntu installation to 64-bit? [duplicate]

As in title, is it possible to convert a 32 bit Ubuntu installation to 64 bit to read additional memory after performing a memory upgrade?
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LXC: Can I guarantee a certain level of CPU resources to a given container

We're going to use LXC to multi-purpose our hardware while keeping the various applications easy to manage, develop, upgrade, and logically segregated. What I want to know is if I can guarantee ...
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DungeonDefenders does not start on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64bit with Gnome3 and the fglrx-updates graphics drivers. The drivers work good, i.e. with Grimrock(wine), OilRush or Rochard. Now, I bought the HumbleIndieBundle7 and want to ...
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do I have ubuntu 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine if I am running 32 bit or 64 bit OS? I installed Ubuntu on a Lenovo x61 laptop. I assumed that would be a 32-bit version of the software. How can I ...
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How can I run Ubuntu inside a virtual machine on Windows 7?

When I tried to run Ubuntu in Windows Virtual PC I got this error: This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your ...
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is x86_64 a x86 or x64?

my ubuntu version is 12.04, and when cat /proc/version, it shows Linux version 3.2.0-23-generic (buildd@crested) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu4) ) #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 ...
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Installing 64bit ubuntu on Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5870 , possible?

I'm thinking if it's possible to use a 64bit ubuntu on a dual cpu architecture ? How can i tell from /proc/cpuinfo ? processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 15 model ...