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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64 Bit OS Not the Issue
by segedunum on Thu 17th May 2007 20:05 UTC
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Having a 64 bit only OS is not the problem. The problem is whether it supports all the 32 bit software there is out there - and there is a lot. Certainly in businesses, there will be applications and components that won't be recompiled and will be around for a very, very long time. If they are left by the wayside then Windows is not the OS you want to be putting your critical stuff on.

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