Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Apr 2012 20:28 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "During the coding period, I will first work on the boot loader. I intend to modify the existing x86 boot loader so that it is capable of loading both a 32-bit Haiku kernel and a 64-bit one. Once this is done, I will work on implementing the x86_64 architecture functionality in the kernel. Finally, I will port modules and drivers to the 64-bit kernel. Should I have time, I will also begin work on porting userland." Heck. Yes.
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RE: fast or slow
by einr on Mon 30th Apr 2012 09:20 UTC in reply to "fast or slow"
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All it took, to make most windows systems faster was a simple line of boot code, specifying a 32 bit system. Yes the default was to process as a 386/486.

This makes no sense. The 386 and 486 were both fully 32-bit processors.

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