Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 16th Nov 2005 01:53 UTC
Windows Microsoft announces that the next version of Exchange, its upcoming Windows Server "Longhorn" SBS and its Centro infrastructure solution for midsize businesses will only be released as 64-bit.
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Just a reminder:
by Drumhellar on Wed 16th Nov 2005 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE: all the flame wars aside..."
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2005-07-12

While the 64-bitness of AMD and Intel's new chips isn't useful yet, these chips are greatly beneficial for a couple of reasons. First, the extra registers that come with the x86-64 mode provides flexibility and performance. Second, DEP makes it easier to write secure software.

Now that I think of it, 5 - 10 years from now, 3GB of ram on a desktop machine will be fairly common. It's a good idea to start building up demand now, so the industry is completely ready once we start feeling the pinch.

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