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eWeek: 64-Bit Linux Is Already Here

May 07, 2005, 07:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"In Bill Gates' WinHEC opening keynote address, he talked about the third decade—the 64-bit decade—of Windows computing and the problems it faces with a lack of software and 64-bit drivers. What I want to know is why anyone who wants a 64-bit operating system today is bothering with Windows in the first place, when 64-bit Linux has been around for ages?

"The usual excuses for wanting Windows—familiar applications and better device-driver support—don't hold water this time..."

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