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Monday, April 25, 2005

Microsoft Rolls Out 64-Bit Windows

After much discussion and speculation, Microsoft this week is launching 64-bit versions of its Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional operating systems. These are designed to work with hardware featuring 64-bit CPUs such as the AMD Athlon 64.

While 64-bit systems might be the wave of the future for Microsoft, they won't make an impact on most desktop and laptop PC applications just yet. The first 64-bit systems will likely be used for running servers, followed by professional-grade music and graphics applications.

Source: ZDNet