And during all of those 20 years, desktop hardware -- as much of a snooze as
I find it to be -- has vastly outstripped software. The only exceptions I can
think of are the old Amigas -- which fully exploited the Motorola 68000 processor
and a host of dedicated sound and graphics chips -- and video game systems,
which likewise push multiple processors to the max.
So here we are, in 2007, years after 64-bit processors became commonplace...largely
running 32-bit apps. Our own Keith Ward looked
into the situation and has good news, in the form of 64-bits becoming more
entrenched for server apps, and bad news in that we'll probably be running 32-bit
PC apps on 64-bit PC gear for years to come.
Posted by Doug Barney on September 10, 2007 at 11:52 AM
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