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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16 bits
by madcap on Thu 17th May 2007 21:45 UTC
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I think this is a natural evolution of the PC platform. By the time the new Windows comes out, 32-bits will be "old school" anyways.

Besides, there wasn't any outcry when 16 bits was left behind for 32 bits.

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RE: 16 bits
by Almafeta on Thu 17th May 2007 22:17 in reply to "16 bits"
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Oh, there was.

I still remember back when the Amiga came out; the Commodore 64 users were complaining that it didn't do anything that the C64 and GEOS wasn't doing, that it was harder to program for, that the 16-bit hardware (the 68000, at that time, was a 16-bit processor with a few 32-bit elements) was unneeded, that boot times were soooo much better a few years ago, that it wasn't backwards-compatible with the C64's hardware (and why can't you emulate an Amiga on a C64?), and so on and so forth. (I've thought about taking notes on some back issues of RUN and Compute! to show that things weren't much better in the 'good old days', either...)

The more things change, the more computer users complain; and the more things stay the same, the more computer users complain.

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