Friday, December 31, 2004

WinInfo Short Takes: Week of January 3: Microsoft Cancels Itanium Version of Windows XP

WinInfo Short Takes: Week of January 3: Microsoft Cancels Itanium Version of Windows XP: "Neowin (http://www.neowin.net/) [sic] that Microsoft is canceling its plans for the Itanium version of Windows XP (the last time I spoke with Microsoft about this, the company was still planning to release a service pack for the existing version). 'Because Windows on x64 systems delivers excellent flexibility and choice, while also enabling a smooth migration from 32-bit to 64-bit applications, Microsoft believes Windows for Itanium-based systems is a stronger offering in the high-end server market. As such, Microsoft has made the decision to focus its investments in research and development on this new x64 (64-bit extended) architecture and discontinue further investments in the Itanium architecture for workstations,' the software giant told Neowin. I'm sure the 6 guys running the Itanium version of Windows XP are going to be really upset about this."
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