Linked by Christian Paratschek on Mon 13th Sep 2004 19:48 UTC
Fedora Core This article is kind of a follow-up to my first Fedora Core 2 review, published on OSNews in May. Most of the reviews are published shortly after the release of a distribution, and there's always someone who complains that one cannot really "review" a distribution after only a few days of actually working with it.
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Re: i386 vs i686
by tanstaafl on Mon 13th Sep 2004 22:03 UTC

The short answer is that you can compile code so that it runs optimally on one sub-architecture (i686), but is still executable on lower sub-archs (i386). As my_name mentions, the release notes state that Pentiums can run the code, but higher processors are more optimal.