Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Jan 2006 20:55 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Internet & Networking Follow Ken Milberg as he sets up Samba-3 on RHEL4 server, so that Wintel clients can access file and print services like Wintel servers.
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RE: Wintel
by siride on Thu 12th Jan 2006 21:24 UTC in reply to "Wintel"
siride
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2006-01-02

Perhaps the fact that Windows only runs on Intel and that Intel has made modifications because of feedback from Windows and Microsoft.

I think it's really just a way to say PC without including Linux/*BSD, which also run on Intel (among others) and standard PC, but aren't Windows.

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RE[2]: Wintel
by DrillSgt on Thu 12th Jan 2006 21:33 in reply to "RE: Wintel"
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2005-12-02

"Perhaps the fact that Windows only runs on Intel and that Intel has made modifications because of feedback from Windows and Microsoft."

So does that mean I would use different steps to get my WinAMD (Windows-on-AMD) client to connect? And by what you wrote that Windows does not run on my AMD processor since it is not Intel?

Sorry..mod me down...couldn't resist... ;)

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RE[3]: Wintel
by Tom K on Thu 12th Jan 2006 22:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Wintel"
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2005-07-06

And who designed x86?

Yeah, there you go. There's the source of the name "WinTel". It doesn't take too much brainpower to figure it out. ;)

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RE[2]: Wintel
by rcsteiner on Thu 12th Jan 2006 21:41 in reply to "RE: Wintel"
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2005-07-12

Since most folks (in terms of the general PC-using population) are probably going to be connecting Windows boxes to a Samba server, the use of the term "Wintel" is perhaps understandable.

However, referring to the clients as "Wintel clients" does seem to ignore the fact that any other OS on x86 which supports CIFS networking (e.g., OS/2 with or without Samba, or Linux/BSD/Solaris boxes running the Samba client) could also treat the Samba server as a Windows file and print server.

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RE[2]: Wintel
by simo on Fri 13th Jan 2006 11:56 in reply to "RE: Wintel"
simo Member since:
2006-01-09

actually it runs on alpha too, in fact i think that nt4 ran on alpha before intel.

and if you want to be really pedantic, it also runs on arm (pocket pc).

i also seem to recall a windows for sgi too?

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RE[3]: Wintel
by BryanFeeney on Fri 13th Jan 2006 14:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Wintel"
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2005-07-06

Windows NT4 ran on x86, Alpha and MIPS processors.
Windows XP Professional runs on x86 and x86-64
Windows 2003 runs on x86, x86-64 and Itanium.

One of those instruction sets (x86-64) was designed by AMD, and Windows supports the 32-bit AMD-designed extensions called 3DNow.

Windows is not Intel only. I understand the poster was trying to get across that the server can run on more esoteric hardward like Sparc, but there are better ways of explaining that.

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