Microsoft has extended its support for AMD’s 64-bit processor, the Athlon 64.
Accompanying the launch of AMD’s 64-bit x86-based processor, back on 23 September, Microsoft released a beta of 64-bit Windows XP for Athlon 64. And it has now announced a beta for the server side, specifically Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Extended Systems, which supports the AMD64 architecture. (full story)
My spin: AMD needs two things – operating systems that will run on its 64 bit processor and applications that will be optimized for it. Well it looks like it’s got half the battle won already.
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