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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piracy strategy?
by attila4000 on Thu 17th May 2007 21:20 UTC
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could this be a possible piracy strategy by ms? if windows needs more memory and a faster cpu then consumers will have to spend more money for a more expensive pc. even if you steal a copy of windows you wont be able to run it on a 32-bit or older pc with not enough memory or cpu speed. there are millions of bogus copies of windows around the world and this may be an effective way for ms to slowly kill off those bastards.

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