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 Almafeta on Thu 17th May 2007 15:50 UTC in reply to "Dumb"
Almafeta
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2007-02-22

Well, Microsoft has to move with the industry. The processor industry has decided to finally break into 64 bits en masse, and by the time that the next major home version of Windows comes out (I'd guess around 2011 or 2012), there just won't be any 32-bit processors available outside of used ones.

I can give an example from my own experience: the processor in my desktop at home, I purchased because it was fast enough (2Ghz) and it was dirt cheap (<$50). I didn't even know that it was a dual-core 64-bit processor until I installed it. When El Cheapo Processors, Inc., starts releasing multi-core 64-bit processors, it's easy to see that that's the way the market is headed, and Microsoft's just getting ready to move with it.

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RE[2]: Dumb
by joelito_pr on Thu 17th May 2007 16:46 in reply to "RE: Dumb"
joelito_pr Member since:
2005-07-07

So, was it sempron or celeron?

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RE[2]: Dumb
by flywheel on Fri 18th May 2007 07:51 in reply to "RE: Dumb"
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2005-12-28

Well, Microsoft has to move with the industry.


Well actually it is the industry that moves with MS, since they control the mass acception of the industry products.

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