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SubjectRe: Intel vs AMD x86-64
On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 07:12:20PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Actually, I'm a bit disgusted at Intel for not even _mentioning_ AMD in
> their documentation or their releases, so I'd almost be inclined to rename
> the thing as "AMD64" just to give credit where credit is due. However,
> it's just not worth the pain and confusion.

In the long term, x86_64 creates more confusion:
- SuSE says AMD64 [1]
- RedHat says AMD64 [2]
- Debian says AMD64 [3]

Renaming might be some work today, but it might actually remove
confusion in the future.

> Linus




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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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