Author Topic: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9  (Read 9189 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline nmb

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3054
Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« on: October 07, 2009, 09:11:28 PM »
quote:

Robert Morgan, Senior Research & Development at Microsoft, has shone a sliver of light on the possibility of 128-bit support coming to Windows 8.

more:

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/10/microsoft-mulling-128-bit-versions-of-windows-8-windows-9.ars

nmb

Offline scythe944

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2913
    • My Tech Blog
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 09:12:55 PM »
Wonder how long it will take to get 128-bit drivers to work, I still have devices that don't have 64-bit drivers yet.  >:(
For generic computer (not avast) problems, you can also visit my forum for help: http://www.jacobytech.net/forum

Offline nmb

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3054
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 09:16:02 PM »
I'm lucky. Intel has provided me drivers for 64 bits.

Offline scythe944

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2913
    • My Tech Blog
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009, 09:17:56 PM »
Probably because you have newer hardware.  It's the older stuff that's a pain in the ass.
For generic computer (not avast) problems, you can also visit my forum for help: http://www.jacobytech.net/forum

Offline nmb

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3054
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 09:19:11 PM »
exactly. My hardware is new.

Hermite15

  • Guest
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 09:23:41 PM »
yeah, 128 bit was badly needed  ;D ...just kidding, interesting find nmb. May be it's out as RC when Seven 7100 expires  ;)

Offline nmb

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3054
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2009, 09:29:59 PM »
May be it's out as RC when Seven 7100 expires  ;)

do you have hardware for that ?  ;D

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89420
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 09:30:28 PM »
I would say they should get their 64bit ducks in order (drivers, etc.) before even contemplating 128bit. That is what is stopping some people from upgrading to 64bit OS and the situation with 128bit OS would suffer the same issues.

64bit hardware has been available for many years but the uptake of winx64 has been minuscule compared to winx86 (32bit) OS.

I would have though that 128bit hardware would have to be ready first or there would have to be backward compatibility (another sodding compromise) which rather than push would drag people to retain 64bit systems/OS/applications.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.6.6121 (build 24.6.9241.848) UI 1.0.809/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline nmb

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3054
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2009, 09:33:01 PM »
what about this :

Because of backward compatibility, people stick to 32 bit. no one uses intel 16 bit.

Hermite15

  • Guest
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2009, 09:37:11 PM »
May be it's out as RC when Seven 7100 expires  ;)

do you have hardware for that ?  ;D

I'm on it  ;D ...can't talk too much about that atm  :D

Offline nmb

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3054
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2009, 09:38:24 PM »
I'm on it  ;D ...can't talk too much about that atm  :D

if you build one, just gift it to me.  ;) ;D

Hermite15

  • Guest
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2009, 09:40:26 PM »
I just launched a thread on the same topic, just see the reactions, same like here:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=236228

Offline nmb

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3054
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2009, 09:47:07 PM »
I just launched a thread on the same topic, just see the reactions, same like here:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=236228

no one's thinking.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89420
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2009, 09:48:17 PM »
what about this :

Because of backward compatibility, people stick to 32 bit. no one uses intel 16 bit.

That is going from the sublime to the ridiculous.
What I'm talking about is the OS having to be backward compatible with 32bit systems and applications, so that has to be built into the OS. No doubt adding complexity and a degree of bloat.

There are many that said MS missed a great opportunity to have Win7 64bit only, but I guess they didn't want to risk low pick-up that would force users to either update their systems, peripherals and or their software so it would run on the 64bit OS, if it wasn't backwards compatible wilt 32bit software.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.6.6121 (build 24.6.9241.848) UI 1.0.809/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline nmb

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3054
Re: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2009, 09:50:05 PM »
Quote
There are many that said MS missed a great opportunity to have Win7 64bit only, but I guess they didn't want to risk low pick-up that would force users to either update their systems, peripherals and or their software so it would run on the 64bit OS, if it wasn't backwards compatible wilt 32bit software.

think so. but, what else can one do?