Microsoft's 64bit plans

By Derek Sooman on November 17, 2005, 1:43 PM
At the IT Forum 2005 conference in Barcelona on Tuesday, Microsoft elaborated on its plans to switch to 64bit computing. Seemingly, when we get Microsoft's Windows Vista OS next year, there will be both 32bit and 64bit versions. But remember that Microsoft said that Vista was to be a “wave of technologies” as opposed to a single product? Well, there will be a Release 2 of Vista, scheduled for 2009, and it will be 64bit-only, according to Bob Muglia, senior vice-president of Microsoft's servers and tools business. The company also outlined plans to provide 'Centro' - a set of server software aimed at mid-size businesses – which will be available only in a 64bit version when it comes out around 2007. Microsoft believes that it is working well with industry to facilitate the switch to 64bit computing.

"Consistency and delivery: that's really the theme of what we are talking about today at IT Forum. We're focusing on providing you with a long-term view of where the industry is going - things like 64bit - while at the same time delivering on the commitments that we have," Muglia said.

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nimo333 said:
I already knew this without reading news about Microsoft, they have to direct people into 64bit windows since there are many are buying 64bit processors. So, it will take time but microsoft is going to be the main reason for other programms to completely shift into 64bit operating systems.The only reason for not many people are using Windows xp 64bit is that because many programms are not compatible and microsoft is the only company that can put pressure on them to change.
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