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Downloading Ubuntu 9.04, 64-bit version at

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

using the MIT Media Lab location will lead to downloading a file

http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/ubuntu-releases/jaunty/ubuntu-9.04-desktop-amd64.iso

it seems that the file is for AMD processors? Can it be used for the Intel processors too?

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This is very confusing naming, but AMD64 (used to be called X86-64) as an instruction set standard is also being implemented by Intel 64-bit processors (except for the Itanium line of server CPUs, those use IA64).

So, yes, you can run it on Intel, too.

Check out the Wikipedia page for more details (including a list of supported processors)

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  • As far as I know AMD has been the first vendor for x86 desktop CPUs which introduced 64bit support. According to Wikipedia "„... called x86-64 (later branded AMD64).”" – Christian Müller Nov 1 '16 at 19:14
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AMD64 and x86_64 should be the same.

The other 64 bit architecture is ia64, as far as I know.

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