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LinuxPlanet: How Can Vendors Make 64-bit Computing Attractive?

May 23, 2005, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"The hardware inventing has been done. AMD and Intel both have viable 64-bit architectures. Machines are available in various server, desktop and notebook configurations. A quick peruse through the Sunday newspaper inserts show that consumer electronic retailers stock a huge numbers of HP AMD 64-bit based desktops and notebooks in any given week.

"The software inventing has been done, too. Linux, in several flavors has been available for a year or two. Even Windows 64-bit has finally come onto the scene. I can tell you that Linux on a high-end 64-bit notebook is fast and a joy to use. I don't know about Windows, because I probably will never purchase the package myself..."

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