On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 05:13:16PM -0400, Sean Cavanaugh wrote:
> > The version is called amd64 because AMD published their spec first. (FYI)
> the thing I have actually wondered is why i386 and amd64 are used as the
> naming convention instead of x86 and x86-64 or x64
Just because someone thought of that at the time they were naming it.
Actually, I think there was some thought that and64 and the Intel
attempt would actually be different and so needed distinguishing.
But, apparently the Intel differences didn't hold enough sway in
the market place.
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