Microsoft makes move into 64-bit

Microsoft has entered the 64-bit arena with the launch of 64-bit editions of its Windows Server 2003 and XP Professional operating systems.

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By  Peter Branton Published  May 8, 2005

Microsoft has entered the 64-bit arena with the launch of 64-bit editions of its Windows Server 2003 and XP Professional operating systems. Bill Gates, the company’s chairman and chief software architect, officially launched the new OS’ at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WINHEC) in Seattle, US. “This is a time of profound change in our industry. The move from 32-bit to 64-bit computing offers a dramatic improvement in performance and reliability, enabling people to use their PCs in exciting new ways at work and at home,” he said. Delegates were also given a ‘sneak peek’ of the next generation of Windows, Longhorn, with delegates getting a preview of some key new features.

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