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SubjectRe: 4g/4g for 2.6.6
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Oh, well. I don't expect _everybody_ to switch to x86-64 immediately, but
> I hope we can hold out long enough without 4g that it does work out this
> time.

I think the switchover will happen fairly rapidly, since it is
positioned "the upgrade you get next time you buy a new computer",
similar to the current PATA->SATA switchover.

Since these CPUs run in 32-bit mode just fine, I bet you wind up with
people running Intel or AMD 64-bit CPUs long they abandon their 32-bit
OS. I recall people often purchasing gigabit ethernet cards long before
they had a gigabit switch, simply because it was the volume technology
that was being at the time. I think the same thing is going to happen
here, with AMD64 and EM64T.

AMD got a lot of things right with this one...


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