386

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A CPU made by Intel. Advanced member of the x86 family, but without floating point support. The 386 started Intel's 32-bit line and was a breakthrough development at the time, including multi-tasking, protected memory, and virtual memory.

Many Intel-based Linux Distributions list 386 in their file names as this is considered the base compatibility level. However, very few computers still exist of the 386 architecture.

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