meaning of i386?

Matyas Selmeci matyas at cs.wisc.edu
Thu May 10 16:44:44 UTC 2012


Hi,
I'm wondering about the meaning of the arch i386. Is it just a label, or 
are i386 packages still compiled to only use instructions that a 386 
had? And if the latter, how come?

Thanks,
-Matyas Selmeci


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