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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?



On 11/19/2009 05:28 PM, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:

Not necessarily relevant, but a win
for Linux (Microsoft never figured out how to make this work :).

Rather MS did no longer want to take the blame for driver authors
who did not anticipate that more than 4GB RAM in a 32 bit system
and decided to cut rather than fight. The 32 bit server versions
(which need approved drivers) have no trouble with more RAM.


That is the charitable explanation---more cynical analysis points out that the functionality is there, but is disabled by a licensing check:

http://www.geoffchappell.com/viewer.htm?doc=notes/windows/license/memory.htm

przemek klosowski


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