Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Apr 2010 18:29 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows Ah, Intel's IA-64 architecture. More commonly known as Itanium, it can probably be seen as a market failure by now. Intel consistently failed to deliver promised updates, and clock speeds have lagged behind. Regular x86-64 processors have already overtaken Itanium, and now Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2008 R2 is the last version of Windows to support the architecture.
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sad indeed
by poundsmack on Mon 5th Apr 2010 20:06 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

At least the last OS to support it is a great stable one from MS. I am one of the few who like the Itanuim processor, not just because i can dual boot OpenVMS and Windows Server 2008 R2. If I recall correctly, MS only signed on to release operating systems for intel's Itanium for x amount of years anyways.

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RE: sad indeed
by Anachronda on Tue 6th Apr 2010 18:00 in reply to "sad indeed"
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2007-04-18

Good thing DEC killed Alpha so they wouldn't be stuck on a niche architecture only used for VMS and a proprietary Unix, eh?

Bitter? Me? Nah!

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