Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 17:50 UTC
Microsoft While WWDC is underway, Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit has announced that Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 will be available in 32bit only. Microsoft has not yet completed the transition to from Carbon to Cocoa since it has focussed on increasing compatibility between Office for Windows and Office for Mac, and since Carbon is only available in 32bit, Redmond doesn't really have a choice. While it won't affect users in any meaningful way (unless you use gigantic spreadsheets or something), it has some Mac users riled up.
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MS = half-assed 64-bit
by chrish on Thu 10th Jun 2010 11:40 UTC
chrish
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Microsoft hasn't even been able to provide a 64-bit version of VisualStudio, which is more likely to actually make use of the larger address space.

In fact, at work we've been running into cases where VS2010 runs out of memory on a 4GB system just building Silverlight apps.

MS still seems to consider 64-bit to be in the "server" realm. Supporting their 64-bit operating systems with 64-bit apps would, of course, be easier if they supported a "fat" universal binary format, like OS X does.

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