Your Guide to the Latest Windows Server Product Information
· x64 processors have been with us for over 5 years now.
· While I confess I can’t read every single web page on the AMD, Intel, HP, IBM, and Dell sites, last time I checked all currently shipping servers from major OEMs - and obviously the processors in them - were 64-bit.
· Microsoft announced several years ago that Windows Server 2008 would be the last server OS available in 32-bit. (And let’s not overlook the word “server” there! I’m not talking about the desktop.) Windows Server 2008 R2 will be 64-bit only.
· The last time I checked our evaluation download figures, more than half of the downloads were of the x64 edition of Windows Server 2008.
· The virtualization features of today’s processors require 64-bit.
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