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Date:      Wed, 12 Sep 2001 23:37:21 -0500
From:      Dan Nelson <>
To:        David Loszewski <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: is there an i686 version?
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In-Reply-To: <000001c13c0c$71e98cd0$3000a8c0@sickness>
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In the last episode (Sep 13), David Loszewski said:
> I just noticed at my login prompt it says, 'FreeBSD/i386', this is
> version 4.3 from the iso, is there a FreeBSD/i686 that anyone is
> aware of since I would assume that this would speed things up.

i386 refers to the architecture, not the specific processor type.  Your
two choices at the moment are FreeBSD/i386 and FreeBSD/alpha.  The
GENERIC kernel has optimizations builtin for 486, 586, and 686 already.

	Dan Nelson

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