You be right, this is exactly what one would expect Lennart to say.
A user of such device says hi!
Originally Posted by nej_simon
Yea, dropping 32-bit is just plain stupid. That said, what would be a good thing for Microsoft to do is drop WOW64 by not having it installed by default. Perhaps offer it as a download. That would be enough to motivate developers to do a proper 64-bit build.
Also, here's an enjoyment tip for readers: when reading that LKML post and the thread that Gusar linked to, don't forget to have this running in the background: http://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=1orMXD_Ijbs
Uhhh I have an Acer Aspire One 150 with a 32bit (only) Atom processor that is only 3 years old, so it is most definitely NOT P4's or older. 32bit CPU's are still far more relevant than 64bit CPU's.
Originally Posted by schmidtbag
I think you overrate the marketshare from the 32bit Only CPUs. And if Windows 9 drop the 32bit Only Support, your CPU doesn't die in the same moment. I bet you has 10-15 years before 32bit really die die in the Microsoft Environment.
Originally Posted by NoAsylum
Ancient 32-bit apps run on Windows x64 just fine in most cases, just like most ancient 32-bit apps run on Linux x86_64 just fine (assuming you install the 32-bit userland). The only things that need to be upgraded/replaced are drivers (and the odd program whose authors did something stupid).
Originally Posted by yogi_berra
that guy was shot down by Al Viro&co pretty much at once - and Phoronix makes a big story out of it.
Trolling for Advertisement?
It came across to me (and was mentioned in the article as): "This made me laugh, it may make you laugh too.", and I thoroughly approve of people making me laugh :-)
Originally Posted by energyman
Long live LInux 32bit
I reformat almost every XP system I get, I install Linux, and use the box as a file server, or as a firewall. Thirty-two bit systems also help me to test code that I write. In developing countries, many 386 and 486 boxes get recycled as donations to schools with Linux installed. Should this stop? As the original post author wrote, Schools still make use of this 32bit hardware with Linux installed.
Originally Posted by ciplogic