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Confusion about software for x86, x86_64 and x64

Confusion about software for x86, x86_64 and x64

do softwares meant for x86, install on x86_64 and x64. I am focusing on linux. What problems can occur. I have never been comfortable with the differences. Could you explain?

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x86 refers to 32-bit software. x86_64 and x64 both refer to 64-bit software. Running 32-bit software on a 64-bit version of Linux is not the same as on Windows where 32-bit apps are thrown into a Program Files (x86) folder, some modifications are needed such as installing ia32 libraries.