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digitalmars.D - OT: score one for Marketing (x64)

reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
In the news:
"At WinHEC 2005, Microsoft announced it is finally ready to bring 64-bit
computing to the mainstream and is shipping x64 editions of Windows XP
and Windows Server 2003."

So at Redmond, X86_64 has now been "shortened" to x64... (same thing)

Argh,
--anders

PS.
That's just as great as JDK 1.5 being renamed by Sun as JDK 5.0, to
"reflect the level of maturity, stability, scalability and security"
Apr 26 2005
parent reply "Ben Hinkle" <ben.hinkle gmail.com> writes:
"Anders F Björklund" <afb algonet.se> wrote in message 
news:d4kpe1$p1b$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In the news:
 "At WinHEC 2005, Microsoft announced it is finally ready to bring 64-bit
 computing to the mainstream and is shipping x64 editions of Windows XP
 and Windows Server 2003."

 So at Redmond, X86_64 has now been "shortened" to x64... (same thing)

I guess x86 is now 86-bit computing. ;-)
Apr 26 2005
parent =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
Ben Hinkle wrote:

So at Redmond, X86_64 has now been "shortened" to x64... (same thing)

I guess x86 is now 86-bit computing. ;-)

Or maybe it works with a Intel 364 CPU ? :-) I just thought it funny/sad since Walter just changed to X86_64... Anyway, it still means the same thing - whatever the name-du-jour. --anders
Apr 26 2005