[Mageia-dev] i686 must be Pentium II ?

R James upsnag2 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 22:51:41 CEST 2010

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Sinner from the Prairy
<sinnerbofh at gmail.com> wrote:
> patrice.brunelle at free.fr wrote:
>> Wikipedia says that X86_64 include SSE/SSE2. All the new processors are 64
>> bits. So I don't think it is necessary to change i586 to i686. 32 bits
>> platform will die soon. Also it is more important to keep more
>> compatibility for 32 bits.
> Well said.
> No need to maintain extra repos with minor imoprovements on target archs.

Technically, the i686 started with the Pentium Pro.  (Remember that?  :o)


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