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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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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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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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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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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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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Is the 64-Bit version of Ubuntu only compatible with AMD CPUs?

I was told that computers with more than 2 gig's memory need a 64 bit operating system to utilize all RAM. Is the 64bit Ubuntu download really JUST for AMD processors? I am asking because the disk ...
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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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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 does Ubuntu manage so many daily images?

From these pages, https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/daily/ and http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/16.04/beta-2/, Ubuntu provides daily images for different releases (14.04 to 16.04), ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why does Ubuntu Download recommend 64-bit install?

Why would Ubuntu as a generalized statement recommend its 64 bit “flavour”? As far as I understand a 64-bit OS can only be installed on a 64-bit hardware (CPU), i.e. 32-bit and 64-bit OS can be ...
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How many packages exist for each supported architecture? [closed]

That's it. How can I know how many i386, arm64, armhf, ppc64el and amd64 packages exit available in repos?
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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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How can I determine the OS architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) from a file on a disk?

Sadly my mobo went bad and I have to build a new machine from scratch. I don't recall if I originally loaded the 32 or the 64 bit version of the OS, (K)ubuntu 14.04. If I mount the existing HDD is ...
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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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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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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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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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How to detect architecture of a .deb package?

There is a .deb package in a repository which is declared to be 32bit, but installs 64bit binaries. This is the case for both installing through apt-get from the repository as well as with downloading ...
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DEB file not installing, wrong architecture?

I just tried to install a program from Atom.IO, it's a really nice coding text editor. However, when I open the .deb file, it opens the software center and throws the error "Wrong architecture ...
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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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How to check architecture needs before installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am planning on installing Ubuntu on my computer that already has windows on it. I have a x64 based processor and windows is also in 64 bit operating system. By using the uname -mcommand in the ...
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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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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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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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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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lscpu shows me “op-mode:32-bit, 64-bit”, what it means?

lscpu outputs me this information: CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Does this mean my Ubuntu is running under 32 or 64 bits processor ?
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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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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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How do I install Opera for Linux in Ubuntu?

I have downloaded Opera for Linux 64-bit version, but when I try to install via Ubuntu Software Center it tells me it is the wrong architecture. What can I do?
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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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32 or 64 bit, which one is suitable for 3GB RAM but legacy specs? [closed]

Well, today when I headed to download page, there were 3 options for me as follows: 64 Bit 32 Bit (for machines with less than 2 GB RAM) 64 Bit Mac (AMD64) I know that you need a good system 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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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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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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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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Which architecture should I use? [duplicate]

Which architecture os do I use? I have a 32-bit processor, but I also have 4GB of RAM, the download page says the 32-bit system is for computers with less than 2GB of RAM.
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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 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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Apt-get upgraded package from 32bit to unsupported 64bit - why and how to revert?

Recently the repository of qtox had to change its domain and the new one only contains only 64bit builds at the moment. However, I'm on 15.04 32bit and can't run any 64bit software. Now when I last ...