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Date:      Mon, 6 Jul 2009 15:08:13 -0500
From:      Adam Vande More <>
Subject:   Re: processor concern
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On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Ergosky <> wrote:

> Hi. I want to download and start using FreeBSD but I've investigated about
> the differences between the processors architecture. My processor has a i686
> architecture but there just seems to be a i386 full-arquitecture supported
> by the OS. I want to know if there's a distribution optimized for my
> processor's architecture to take full advantage of it's performance. Thanks
> in advance for your response.
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i386 fully utilizes i686.  If you have/want 64 bit, use amd64 although your
choice may have further ramifications down the road.  However you can always
switch between the two if necessary although it is not particularly easy to
do so.

Adam Vande More

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