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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Feature Upgrades
by codehead78 on Thu 17th May 2007 21:59 UTC
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Wasn't there a story a while ago about switching from releasing the full OS and releasing "feature packs"? That is was Vista is, 1 disk and you pay extra to unlock feature sets that are already on the disk.

So if Microsoft embraces this model, they could extend support for Vista beyond the next major OS release.

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