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    SubjectRe: PNP design philosophy?
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    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.4.21.0003091601390.1186-100000@asdf.capslock.lan>
    By author: "Mike A. Harris" <mharris@meteng.on.ca>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > It is specific. I read it as a 386 system. i486 is a 486
    > system.
    >
    > And how would saying ix86 making it more specific?
    >
    > Actually, "x86" or "ia32" are the appropriate terms. If you are
    > refering to the Intel 32 bit linux port (or original depending on
    > your viewpoint and level of pragmatism), it is _mislabeled_
    > "i386" for legacy reasons. Calling your machine an
    > "i386" because of the name linux gives it architecturally is a
    > good way to be misunderstood. Use "x86" or "ia32" to refer to
    > Intel architecture as opposed to sparc/alpha, etc..
    >

    No, it really isn't. The i386 is a *very* different architecture than
    the 8086, i186, or i286. The name IA-32 is a very recent construct.

    -hpa
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    "Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot."

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