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I am using Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit LTS for a while and I'd love to try Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit LTS. In Ubuntu download page I found 64-bit ISO image as ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso, I am bit confused because it mentioned amd64.

Can this image ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso can be run on intel 64-bit processors?

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amd64 is the one you want. It works for both Intel and AMD x86-64 processors.

The reason it's named amd64 is because Intel created a 64-bit processor line called Itanium that wasn't based on x86, and it didn't do very well. AMD decided instead to base their 64-bit chips on x86, so the name amd64 was initially used in certain areas like Linux processor type names, and it stuck.

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amd64 is the x86 instruction set, so it's Intel as well as AMD. It's also sometimes called x86-64 or x64.

So yes, amd64.iso can run on Intel 64-bit processors, just as i386 works on 32-bit ones.

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