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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?



Dnia 2009-11-19, o godz. 16:13:39
Casey Dahlin <cdahlin redhat com> napisaƂ(a):

> The 4GB limit is only on processes. Most recent 32-bit Intels can address
> 32GB of system memory. Not necessarily relevant, but a win for Linux
> (Microsoft never figured out how to make this work :).
"Most recent" is over 10 years and actually, the limit is 64 GB.

And Microsoft never had to "figure it out", they've supported PAE in Windows
2000 and XP up to SP1 IIRC, then made a marketing decision to disable it on
desktop systems with XP SP2:
http://www.geoffchappell.com/viewer.htm?doc=notes/windows/license/memory.htm

Lam, a happy i686 user

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