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SubjectRe: Microsoft is planning Windows 8 to be 128-bit
On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 7:05 PM, Fred . <eldmannen@gmail.com> wrote:
> So I heard that Microsoft is now planning Windows 8 to be 128-bit.
>
> So what do guys think about this?
> And what are you going to do about it?

It's a crazy rumor. The CPU architecture would have to exist first (it
doesn't), and there's no compelling reason to go from 64-bit to
128-bit; 64-bit is a HUGE amount of address space by anyone's
standards, and we don't even have any x86-64 CPUs that can use all of
that address space yet (they're still in the 40-50 bits range). And
Microsoft isn't going to yank the rug out from under their developers
_again_ without a damn good reason.


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