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Re: EFI and binary distributors

From: Stefan Reinauer
Subject: Re: EFI and binary distributors
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 15:49:35 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

* Robert Millan <address@hidden> [070502 15:42]:
> > >   - amd64 only has it on Intel-Macs, and will have it on more devices in
> > >     the future
> > 
> > Do Intel Mac have AMD processors, or do you mean EM64T? If you just
> > mean IA-32 architecture with 64-bit extensions (both Intel's and
> > AMD's), the canonical name in GNU is "x86_64".

Calling it IA-32 or i*86 is equally wrong when it comes down to x86
based CPUs ;-) Remember, AMD invented the AMD64 architecture, and Intel
started cloning that architecture. 

BTW: You are not supposed to call them EM64T without writing out the
full name Extended Memory 64 Technology (tm) first somewhere in the same
document. ;-)

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