Ok agreed, 64 bit is a good idea and should be the future of computing. But in all 99.9 percent of all household computers are still 32 bit. Meaning that 32-bit support is not dead and still needs to grow as much or more than 64-bit. Windows Vista, previously named longhorn is going to be released the first or second quarter of 2006. As to my knowledge it will be released in 32-bit. So what happens to all the new 64-bit CPU's that were baught thinking they were the future ? Are we still going to be relient on 32-bit software for the next 4 years and basically all of us who went 64 be out because lets face it how many of us hold on to a CPU for 4 years ? Yes they still work better than most 32-bit CPU's in 32-bit applications but what about extra 32 information pipes that we cant unlock. Basically what I think is that 64-bit is not going anywhere besides the server market. Dual core althought they are also mostly 64-bit compatable is what the norm is going to turn into leaping over 64-bit architechture as the priority. Muti-threaded programs becoming more and more prevelant. I think the 64-bit guys got the shaft this run around. Yes things will eventually turn 100% 64-bit but im not betting my hat on it within the next 4 years. Microsoft is holding back inovation by releasing a product that supports currant out dated CPU's. Everyone says that AMD won the fight over Intel with the introduction of XP x64 soly developed around AMD 64's but who really won in the long run with the introduction of Vista? Since 75% of all in home computers are run by a Intel 32-bit CPU i think the answer is simple. There gonna keep 32-bit around as the industry standard and let 64-bit tech lapse in the way of Dual core computing. Looks like Intel won again, bastards.