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Re: 64-bit transition deadline (Re: Etch in the hands of the Stable Release Managers)

On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 06:39:16PM -0400, Jim Crilly wrote:
> > Well I think users of applications like solidworks, lightwave, maya,
> > etc, just might use win64 and be quite happy with it.  Not a huge
> > market, but not nothing either.  I doubt this will be small enough that
> > linux can automatically win the 64bit OS market.  And if people start
> > demanding 64bit support they will find a way to get a machien that does
> > work with 64bit windows and get the applications they want.
> And don't forget games. Game developers will start releasing 64-bit binaries
> and gamers will eat them up just because 64 > 32. So the Win64 market will
> have a fair amount of users in the not too distant future.

Gamers can try anything they like, be it win64 or *-linux-gnu.  But if it
turns out that most of their hardware doesn't work with it, that's the end
of their adventure.  In the past years we have improved a lot on this area,
but win64 is basicaly starting now.  Do you see microsoft reverse-engineering
every printer, scanner, joystick, etc that users bought without win64
drivers?  They'll have to either do that, or wait untill all these hardware
becomes obsolete and is replaced.

Robert Millan

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