posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 09:49 PM
128-bit, wow, supercomputer tech for the desktop! Perhaps that means IE will opens up in less than 3secs (i use FF)
I've just developed a .NET app and when porting it to 64-bit, read about the sysWoW64 folder, which is a 'windows-on-windows' OS!
To ensure backwards compatibility, you have to compile in x86 to tell a 64-bit machine to target 32-bit legacy libraries and executables within this
sysWoW64 folder! How retarded is that; why not call it sysWoW32Legacy?
Basically, M$ are getting bogged down with their code-base and have started to make it difficult for developers to ensure cross-platform
compatibility. Doesn't bode well for the future, especially as Google ramps up their online 'cloud' apps.
Not surprising though, as M$ have close commercial links with CPU OEM's and so continue their monopoly stranglehold by forcing customers to buy new
hardware every 18 months; probably to do with Moore's law.
Anyway, back to 128-bit...holy crap, imagine the game engines and porn on that beast