Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 9th Jul 2003 16:43 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article started life when I was asked to write a comparison of x86 and PowerPC CPUs for work. We produce PowerPC based systems and are often asked why we use PowerPC CPUs instead of x86 so a comparison is rather useful. While I have had an interest in CPUs for quite some time but I have never explored this issue in any detail so writing the document proved an interesting exercise. I thought my conclusions would be of interest to OSNews readers so I've done more research and written this new, rather more detailed article. This article is concerned with the technical differences between the families not the market differences.
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Bad stingerman!
by Athemeus on Fri 11th Jul 2003 01:12 UTC

"Software availability is a key factor and since there is now Windows XP 64 yet and Microsoft has no plans to develop a 64-bit desktop OS, with longhorn still being 32-bit, it looks like Athlon 64 will be running some form of Linux."

So which 64 bit Windows OS is it that's not in the making? This one for x86-64:,,30_118_88...

Or this one for IA-64:

And the x86-64 Windows has been spotted running on a demo machine. How functional and stable it is, who knows, but it does exist.

Please stop making statements about things without doing even basic research.