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eWeek: Hardware Makers Ready Drivers for 64-Bit Linux, Windows

Jul 09, 2004, 17:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hachman)

"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..."

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