Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 14:58 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows "It's the end of the line for 32-bit operating systems, Microsoft has proclaimed at its annual Windows Hardware Engineering conference After the software giant has gotten over its hangover from partying like it's 1999 with the release of Windows Server 2008, it will have one last 32-bit hurrah with a 'release 2' update to Windows Server 2008, and that'll be it. 32 bit CPU: if you have one, learn to love Vista - you're stuck with it.There will be no more versions of Windows - on desktop or server - that will work on 32-bit CPUs like Pentium 4 or Core Duo."
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Doesn't matter
by Silent_Seer on Thu 17th May 2007 15:41 UTC
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When MS releases an OS, one has to buy a new PC anyway to use it. All new processors (for desktop) are 64 bit (with 32 bit support)and the current Mac OSX is 64 bit as well. So this is to be expected.

And there is nothing to worry about for 32 bit users, presuming that they will continue to use the same processors in 4 years time when MS releases a new wondows. Linux and OSS is always there. Heck there is something for you even if you still use or own a 16 bit x86 PC- FreeDOS, or even a 8 bit Z80- SymbOS. Longlive OSS!

Edited 2007-05-17 15:48

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