After a few unplanned delays, Microsoft has finally released
its Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. The first step into the 64-bit
world was made by AMD. AMD has been waiting 3 years for this release while
users who have AMD's x86-64 platform were only able up till now to take advantage
of the full
with the freeware Linux operating system.
For a long time, Intel had ignored the
64-Bit architecture. It is quite interesting that, a few weeks
after the release of Intel's
CPU with x86-64 architecture, the Windows XP 64-Bit edition has also been
released. It appears as if Microsoft was holding back on its release until
the new CPU was ready.
So while the x86-64 bit architecture is gaining momentum
becoming more and more popular for its features and with newer CPUs like
the Celeron D processors expected in the near future, it is time then to
look into the new operating system from Microsoft which
has promised.so much.