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InfoWorld: Inprise readies 64-bit tools

Aug 22, 2000, 23:40 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Moving into the IA-64 computing fray, Inprise/Borland in Scotts Valley, Calif. announced on Tuesday that it will port its tools to the 64-bit versions of Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux, as they become available and Intel ships the Itanium chipset."

"Everybody will make their tools available for 64-bit; they have to do that if nothing else than just to keep up," said analyst Bill Claybrook, research director for Unix and Linux platforms at Aberdeen Group, in Boston."

"Analysts liken the move to 64-bit Windows and Linux to when Unix vendors began offering 64-bit versions of their operating systems. At first, some of the scientific and technical computation-heavy programs and database applications, such as data mining and data warehousing, really took advantage of 64-bit processing, but most applications were not capable of reaping its rewards."

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