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Microsoft is mulling 128 bit win 8

  1. #21


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I fully agree with Lee. It would be a giant leap to go now, with the next version of Windows, to 128-bit.

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  2. #22


    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 51
    Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition


    ehhh i think it's possible although unlikely 128 bit support will show up in 8, at least with the initial launch. but i wouldn't be surprised to see it in 9 or whatever they call it. however it really is time to kill 32 bit support.
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  3. #23


    The bottom line here is that someone from another forum is alleged to have created a fake LinkedIn profile of a made-up MS employee, which they then promised to interview and post, in order to create traffic. Unethical to say the least. Who can believe anything posted there now? There never was any 128 bit planning for the next Windows. It was all a bunch of bull.
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  4. #24


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I really think Microsoft leaves it to Virtual PC to handle 32-bit apps.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    You are right, of course. But someday, somehow we (and those Fortune 500 companies) have to start thinking about the future. All new hardware is 64-bit, software development is going on that direction. Is it Win8 or Win9, I'm not sure though I think it's already Win8, we have to move to a 64-bit environment.

    As in any other major change in global IT policy, some will be hurt. But the change is coming, and I think it should come.

    Kari
    Sounds good, that's something I would like to see in Win8.
    Will give everyone what they want, and a true 64-bit OS.
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  5. #25


    Indonesia
    Posts : 63
    windows 7

    Windows 8 to be 128-bit compatible?


    As we’ve known for some time, Microsoft had already begun work on Windows 8 before Windows 7 was completed. The reason being that different teams work on different aspects of the operating system, which is why Microsoft was able to do this. Microsoft previously shed some light on what we can see in Windows 8 through a job description.

    It appears though, that one specific Microsoft employee was not too careful with their LinkedIn profile, and had accidentally leaked some interesting details regarding Windows 8. According to his LinkedIn profile, which seems to have had many of its details removed, Robert Murdon has been working at Microsoft since January 2002. Windows 8 News managed to catch this on the Microsoft employee’s LinkedIn profile before it disappeared:

    “Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards with full binary compatibility on the existing IA-64 instructions in the hardware simulation to work for Windows 8 and definitely Windows 9.”

    “Robert Morgan is using Hestia (custom software package) for experimenting with the processor for scientific analysis and 3D graphics. Error: Memory Latency? Always gotta be a challenge barrier, it’s gotta be a bug in Hestia. right?!”

    “Robert Morgan is frustrated with process standards and regulations! Delays Delays!”
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    major release windows 8 at 2012. windows 8 to be 128 bit...
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  6. #26


    Aus, Gold Coast
    Posts : 250
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)


    Ya its old news man, but I don't think anything has been confirmed yet about it people are also saying that where wont be any 32bit in Windows 8
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  7. #27


    Ryo;

    I am so sorry, my friend and I hope you will not be offended. But I am familiar with the supposed Microsoft employee Robert Morgan story, and how it started. The owners of a forum on Windows topics had allegedly created the LinkIn employee profile and then claimed credit for breaking the news story. It was all fake as explained here: FALSE RUMOR: Windows 8 and Windows 9 Kernels to Support 128-bit Architecture | Windows 8, Windows Phone 7 and More | MSFTKitchen

    That web site with its forum is now gone. It does not exist anymore.

    There have already been several threads started here on the topic:
    Windows 8 Server Will Support Exclusively 64-Bit (x64) CPUs
    http://www.eightforums.com/general-d...-bit-only.html
    Microsoft is mulling 128 bit win 8
    Windows 8 Details Emerge
    Windows 8 Development Has Started.

    The truth is there is no evidence Microsoft intends to release dedicated 128-bit software anytime soon. As many here have noted, the public has not yet accepted 64-bit software as a standard. We all will have to wait and see how this plays out.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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  8. #28


    Indonesia
    Posts : 63
    windows 7


    sorry if i would offended... o.0
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  9. #29


    I can confirm no 128-bit is known to the public
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  10. #30


    Aus, Gold Coast
    Posts : 250
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)


    Source?
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