Re: 64-bit transition deadline (Re: Etch in the hands of the Stable Release Managers)
On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 04:43:09PM -0400, Matthias Julius wrote:
> Robert Millan <email@example.com> writes:
> > If x86_64-linux-gnu is stablished as the new reference api, well, they'll
> > be forced to.
> Reference for what? Is there any software vendor porting his
> applications to 64bit Linux because of problems with win64?
No, but there isn't any vendor providing win64 games either. Everything
I see are proof-of-concept versions that nobody is going to use because
functionaly equivalent win32 counterparts are available. I will truly
believe it when I see win64-only games, and when I see gamers give up their
old, driverless hardware to be able to run them on win64.
> I havn't
> noticed any. Proprietary software that is available for Linux is only
> available for i386 in most cases.
The same happens on Windows.
> I don't know what the critical mass of Linux users is that generates
> interest for Linux among software vendors. We seem to be far from
Yes, but Microsoft is much farther. I wouldn't be surprised if our 64-bit
userbase outnumbered win64's already. When 64-bit computing as a whole starts
to become significant, they'll start to be interested in either of these
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