Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 15:26 UTC
Windows Microsoft is planning to ship its next major version of Windows - known internally as version '7' - within roughly three years, CNET News.com has learned. The company discussed Windows 7 on Thursday at a conference for its field sales force in Orlando, Fla., according to sources close to the company. While the company provided few details, Windows 7, the next client version of the operating system, will be among the steps taken by Microsoft to establish a more predictable release schedule, according to sources. The company plans a more 'iterative' process of information disclosure to business customers and partners, sources said.
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RE: Heh...
by prymitive on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 15:47 UTC in reply to "Heh..."
prymitive
Member since:
2006-11-20


Also, a quote from the article: Like Vista, Windows 7 will ship in consumer and business versions, and in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Will there even be 32-bit chips for general sale then?


What stops You from running 32 bit OS on 64 bit chip? I'm doing it.

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RE[2]: Heh...
by lemur2 on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 01:07 in reply to "RE: Heh..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

What stops You from running 32 bit OS on 64 bit chip? I'm doing it.


A 32-bit OS has a constraint of being able to address only 4GB of memory.

In 3-5 years, entry-level machines will have more memory than that.

http://catb.org/~esr/writings/world-domination/world-domination-201...
http://catb.org/~esr/writings/world-domination/world-domination-201...

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RE[3]: Heh...
by KenJackson on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 04:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Heh..."
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

The 4GB limit applies to each process. Even the original i386 processor could directly address 64TB of RAM.

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