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CNET News: What's 64-bit Computing to Linux?

May 01, 2003, 13:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Unlike most areas of the technology business, 64-bit computing has somehow remained immune to the forces of commodity competition.

"Most 64-bit systems have historically been tied to proprietary operating systems. Compared with the more widespread x86, these systems only powered a small percentage of corporate computing shops and were relatively pricey. But with the introduction of its 64-bit Itanium processor line earlier this month, Intel set powerful forces in motion.

"First, some historical context is in order..."

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