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[4]: Cool, but...
by jgagnon on Mon 30th Apr 2012 12:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cool, but..."
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There are an increasing number of applications where >4GB of RAM are wanted or even needed, especially while multitasking memory hunger applications. For that reason alone a 64-bit port would be welcomed, I'm sure. It would be best, obviously, if the 64-bit version could still run the 32-bit applications (like Windows 7 64-bit can still install/run most 32-bit applications).

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