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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RE: Dumb
by Laurence on Thu 17th May 2007 15:41 UTC in reply to "Dumb"
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How does the average user benefit from being forced to use a 64 bit machine?

64bit machines are already common place. Plus by the time Vista's successor is released, i'd say the hardware would be so cheap and widely used on users desktops that it would be pointless programming a 32bit kernel. Seems like a perfectly sensible decision to me.

Besides - if you want to get into a "will desktop users benefit" argument then most users wont benefit from upgrading XP to Vista, so what makes you think the next version of Windows will offer a significant benefit to Vista users?

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