At Long Last … Windows XP Professional x64

Microsoft Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Corp. has finally released versions of its Windows operating system optimized for 64-bit microprocessors.  It will run on Intel and AMD chips that are designed for (among other things) heavy-duty graphics and video.

The new products, Windows XP Professional x64 and Windows Server 2003 x64, will cost the same as their 32-bit counterparts, and are designed to run software written for computers with such processors as well as programs written for older chips.

They’ll produce the biggest performance gains in 64-bit systems with more than 4 gigabytes of memory. Most PCs today ship with 512 megabytes or less of random access memory, or RAM, and 4 GB is the upper limit for 32-bit systems. By comparison, the 64-bit desktop OS will initially support 128 gigabytes of RAM.

The Linux guys have been all over this for quite a while proving, once again, that competition is the only thing that drives the technology market!

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