217w ago - Microsoft's Windows 7 isn't arriving until the October 22nd, however, details have surfaced over the weekend that indicate Windows 8 will come with 128-bit support.
This information was derived from Robert Morgan's LinkedIn Profile (Google cache), who is a senior research and development engineer at Microsoft.
Needless to say, the information has now been removed from his profile.
To quote: In it, he says he's "working in high security department for research and development involving strategic planning for medium and longterm projects."
He goes on to say his R&D projects include: "128-bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 kernel and Windows 9 project plan." He's also responsible for "forming relationships with major partners: Intel, AMD, HP and IBM.
A 128-bit version of Windows 8 would represent the next leap in performance. According to Microsoft's plans to release a new desktop version of Windows every three years, Windows 8 is scheduled to become available in 2012."
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Then the software makers better get on making 128 bit software as if they are slow like they were with the 64 bit version of windows as most of the software companies were not even ready with 64 bit software.. maybe they will not make that mistake this time.. hopefully..
Not long ago I would have dreaded the release of W8 due to Vista and the general perception of the OS. After running W7RC on my net book I say bring it on. Believe it or not W7 runs about the same as XPPRO_SP3, minus the lack of video resources for media center to function at full capacity.
I just hope that SQL 2005 will be compatible since most applications I run and support have not migrated to SQL 2008.
128Bit Remember when hardware couldn't keep up with the software, those day's are over for now it seems.