Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jan 2011 22:09 UTC
Windows And this is part two of the story: Microsoft has just confirmed the next version of Windows NT (referring to it as NT for clarity's sake) will be available for ARM - or more specifically, SoCs from NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. Also announced today at CES is Microsoft Office for ARM. Both Windows NT and Microsoft Office were shown running on ARM during a press conference for the fact at CES in Las Vegas.
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RE[5]: enough bits?
by Neolander on Thu 6th Jan 2011 17:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: enough bits?"
Neolander
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...but since developers already have issues with multiple threads I don't see this happening soon...

So perhaps we're moving to 64-bit for simplicity, not necessity.

Well, I wouldn't bother going 64-bit if it wasn't
1/A priori faster and certainly easier to use than 32-bit + PAE (no need to have the OS juggle with your data so that it fits in your 32-bit address space)
2/Much, much more convenient on x86 (AMD have taken the opportunity of AMD64 to clean up part of x86's legacy mess, so x86 processors are easier to play with in 64-bit mode ^^)

Edited 2011-01-06 17:42 UTC

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