Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Feb 2007 09:58 UTC, submitted by george
Windows Microsoft is keen to stir up enthusiasm for Windows Vista, but when it comes to the 64-bit edition of the recently released operating system, the software giant is sending decidedly mixed messages. Vista is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, with the latter targeted at owners of recent computers with 64-bit processors. However, customers who purchase the retail version of Vista Home Basic, Home Premium or Business don't have the option of buying the 64-bit version directly. It also seems Microsoft will toughen its anti-piracy policies.
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No 64 bit yet? Sensible enough.
by eivind on Tue 20th Feb 2007 11:19 UTC
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After all, who uses 64 bit today?

* Power users?
They will get their versions from MSDN/MSDN-AA, or use Ultimate, anyway.

* Companies?
They can download Vista anyway.

* Newbies with > 4 GB RAM?
These are the only ones left out for now. There's still too few of them.

How much more litter would an additional DVD create? Thanks, Microsoft, for saving the environment ;)

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