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..."