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Microsoft Previews 64 bit Windows XP Professional! - 8/19/2004 3:04:14 PM   
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Microsoft have released a preview of the 64 bit version of Windows XP Professional for beta testers. Now called Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, the final version of the OS will now be released in 2005, having been delayed from winter 2004, no doubt because of delays with XP SP2. Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition will also be released in 2005.

Those of you wishing to test the OS have a 450 mb download ahead of you – which doesn't seem that bad, really though copies are available free on CD with a modest shipping charge. From a feature standpoint, 64 bit Windows is virtually identical to the standard version, the program and kernel code is compiled to take advantage of the increased processor world length. Pricing for the final OS will be similar to 32 bit versions.

64 bit XP will run on a range of 64 bit processors and support up to 16 gigabytes of physical RAM and eight terabytes of virtual memory. RAM support will increase as hardware manufacturers catch up. 32 bit users on some processors will be able to upgrade to the new OS for free.

An Overview Of Windows XP Pro x64


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RE: Microsoft Previews 64 bit Windows XP Professional! - 8/19/2004 4:34:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: WinThusiast

...up to 16 gigabytes of physical RAM...


Again ms fears to lose potential win 2003 customers...


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RE: Microsoft Previews 64 bit Windows XP Professional! - 8/20/2004 3:21:50 PM   
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HAHAHAHAHA....hey sp...that was meant that it would SUPPORT up to 16Gb of RAM and up to 8Tb of virtual memory...

Or have Your fears came out of thinking that such ammount of ram wouldnt be enough???

I dont think they will loose customers...at least not because of that...probably the 2003 Server x64 Edition will support same ammount of ram....or did You have in mind non-64bit edition?

And one more...they would need to have 64bit platforms to use that edition...so again no threat...not even to 2003 Server 32bit....

So dont be afraid...good old Billy boy always calculates whats best for his wallet...so he will make everybody happy...happy users...happy his wife because of the money he would put to desk in front of her....everybody happy...

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