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Windows Server 2008: Last 32-bit Server Operating System

Microsoft’s Bill Laing, GM for Windows Server, said this morning at WinHEC that Windows Server 2008, to be released later this year, will be Microsoft’s last 32-bit server operating system. Following this, it’ll be all 64-bit, all the time, in future releases (expect the next one in 2-4 years).
(via Digg)

It makes sense for Microsoft to push heavily for 64-bit systems, since better hardware makes their jobs easier with better operating system, and frees them from having to develop two versions of the same Windows at the same time. Still, Microsoft is probably going to keep making 32-bit versions of the regular Windows client OS, despite what some websites are mistakenly reporting.

More at Neowin and here.

May 17th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Server, Windows | one comment

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