FYI, I've switched my primary desktop to AMD64.

David O'Brien obrien at
Sat Oct 25 00:37:35 PDT 2003

On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 10:15:37AM +0200, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> Will a regular old 32-bit install of FBSD even boot?

YES!  That's the whole point of x86-64 ^H^H^HAMD64.  Just like your i386
was the fastest 16-bit "8086" ever, the amd64 is the fastest 32-bit
"i386" ever.  And just like your i386 ran 16-bit MS-DOS just fine, AMD64
runs your 32-bit OS just fine (and 16-bit MS-DOS also).

-- David  (obrien at

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