What do the different versions of Fedora mean?

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  1. sprint_user

    sprint_user New Member

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    I mean there is "i686-Live" version and the "x86_64-Live" and others. I am downloading both of those, but which one should I use and what do they mean?
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    One is 64 bit. One is 32 Bit. Take a guess at which is which.
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    so x86_64 is 64 bit?
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    Yes. Exactly. Hence the "64". x86 = 32 Bit. Hence, i686/i386.
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    what? So, is the i686 32bit?
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    I always thought that i686 was 64 bit.
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