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1 year ago#1
This is going to be so good.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-7-128bit-next-generation,8827.html

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1 year ago#2
that's from 5 years ago.

but that would be fishing sweet.

speaking of windows, have we heard anything about W9 yet?
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1 year ago#3
CELTEKK posted...
that's from 5 years ago.

but that would be fishing sweet.

speaking of windows, have we heard anything about W9 yet?


It comes after Windows 8.
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1 year ago#4
is there a point to a 128-bit version of windows right now?
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1 year ago#5
128bit version is too early. It should be 5 years from now or so.
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1 year ago#6
Wider instructions don't necessarily mean faster performance. Slower depending on what you're doing. Clickbait article.
1 year ago#7
As long as we dont have 128 bit processors for the general costumer is pretty useless.
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1 year ago#8
As I recall that article was debunked with what they were really working on being a 128-bit filesystem, most likely ReFS. Before you ask, they already exist. and have for most of the decade in the form of ZFS on Solaris.

The other place a 128-bit OS would make sense is on routers and switches dealing with IPv6.

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1 year ago#9
What would a 128 bit OS even be like?
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1 year ago#10
halomonkey1_3_5 posted...
is there a point to a 128-bit version of windows right now?
Hell, most apps are still 32-bit, and 64-bit CPUs have been in the mainstream for a decade now!
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