"Major hardware makers have responded to Microsoft's pleas to
develop 64-bit drivers, building up the necessary infrastructure to
support upcoming 64-bit operating systems. For enterprise
customers, the necessary code may be in place; but the outlook for
support by smaller vendors and for legacy devices is uncertain.
"A number of chip companies polled by eWEEK.com reported that
they are well on their way toward developing 64-bit drivers
supporting Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit
Extended Systems or rival 64-bit Linux distributions. The
enterprise market, they said, seems especially prepared..."