"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
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