Windows for AMD64 in April
The word is out that some sources close to Micro$oft are reporting that 64-bit Windows version for processors supporting AMD64 instructions (like AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron) will be out in April. Release to manufacturing version is expected sometime in March. We will see how it compares to Gentoo Linux and other Linux distributions that have official AMD64 support for quite some time now. Not only that. Thanks to open source nature of Linux apps, almost all can already be compiled into 64-bits. I guess Windows people will have to wait for the good will of software companies for that. At least with Windows for AMD64 available to users, they will have less excuses not to.