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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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