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Differences i486, x86_64, ARM


Version Architecture Kernel Libc & GCC
i486 x86 / 32-bit 4.18.5 32-bit
x86_64 x86 / 64-bit 4.18.5 Multiarch 32/64-bit
ARM armv6l QEMU: 4.2.8
Raspberry Pi: 4.1.13
Raspberry Pi 2: 4.4.34+
Raspberry Pi 3: 4.14.50-v7+
Banana Pi: 4.2.3
Cubietruck: 4.4-rc1
Odroid XU4: 4.14.55-135

List of all programs: here

i486 - x86_64

i486 is the 32-bit version and x86_64 is the 64-bit version for x86 Intel compatible processors. The x86_64 version has additionally to the 64-bit binaries also the 32-bit LibC version. This version can run 32-bit and 64-bit programs. The x86_64 version has also a multiarch Gnu C compiler (GCC) to compile 32-bit and 64-bit programs.


The ARM version is compiled for armv6l and comes with a modified Kernel to boot from a Raspberry Pi. LILO, GRUB, Syslinux and Blender are not available in the ARM version. All other programs are the same as for i486/x86_64. The lightweight browser Netsurf is the default web browser.

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