wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon Jan 4 14:39:36 UTC 2010
In response to Mernoz Rostangi <MI007 at rocketmail.com>:
> I would like to know if the FreeBSD 8.0 IA64 can be used on 32bit cpu also ?
> If yes, what is the difference between IA64 and x86 versions ?
IA64 is a completely different architecture than x86. Think gasoline vs.
diesel. x86 and IA64 are not compatible at all.
If you were talking about amd64, that's a different story. Most newer
CPUs are amd64. All amd64 CPUs can also run a 32bit x86 OS. Some x86
32bit CPUs are also amd64 compat.
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