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I recently read a comment that referred to an X86 license. This is a term I'm not familiar with. So I gotta ask the four W's...

What is a X86 license?

Who created X86?

Who owns the rights to X86?

What is it's purpose?

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2 minutes ago, Rocketdog2112 said:

I recently read a comment that referred to an X86 license. This is a term I'm not familiar with. So I gotta ask the four W's...

What is a X86 license?

Who created X86?

Who owns the rights to X86?

What is it's purpose?

What is a X86 license? CPU Architecture. 

Who created X86? Intel

Who owns the rights to X86? Intel [also it is licensed to AMD]

What is it's purpose? To own the rights on and manufacture of X86 Chips.

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X86 license = permission to profit with X86, basically.

Intel... you can literally google this.

Intel, AMD and VIA are the three at first, not sure how things changed (especially for VIA, since different companies are buying this brand just for X86 license)

Windows OS runs on x86... 

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Just now, Jurrunio said:

X86 license = permission to profit with X86, basically.

 

I though part of the architecture was now public domain, being out of patent 

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9 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

X86 license = permission to profit with X86, basically.

Intel... you can literally google this.

Intel, AMD and VIA are the three at first, not sure how things changed (especially for VIA, since different companies are buying this brand just for X86 license)

Windows OS runs on x86... 

Ah yes I forgot VIA.. thanks for including that 👍

 

@Rocketdog2112X86 is the architecture that most of our current processors are based on. Other architectures take their lessons of design from this though they are different of course.

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13 minutes ago, SansVarnic said:

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I had no idea, though it was similar to 32 and 64 bit, thanks for responding, and thanks for asking OP

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7 minutes ago, Tamesh16 said:

I had no idea, though it was similar to 32 and 64 bit, thanks for responding, and thanks for asking OP

X86 is the physical process design architecture, 32 and 64 bit are software design mostly and both run on x86 cpu architecture known as registers but I suggest you see article I link below for more in depth understanding.

 

 

@Rocketdog2112also here is a Wikipedia article you can read, its a fairly thorough and interesting read.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86

 

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38 minutes ago, it_dont_work said:

I though part of the architecture was now public domain, being out of patent 

not all of it. If your CPU doesnt support the new extensions made onto x86 (and x86-64 now we're in 21st century), new software can still refuse to run. New CPU for Windows 95? Doesnt seem so useful

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