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 SteelCity1981
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Believe it or not, Windows 7's successor(s) have been in the planning and early development stages for a while now. We haven't posted anything about any of them yet, but we've been watching closely to see if anything really interesting turned up. Exactly two weeks ago, it did. A LinkedIn profile, which has already been taken down, for a Robert Morgan, Senior Research & Development at Microsoft, has shone a sliver of light on the possibility of 128-bit support coming to Windows 8. Morgan has been with the software giant since January 2002, but we're more intrigued with what his profile and his status recently stated:

Working in high security department for research and development involving strategic planning for medium and longterm projects. Research & Development projects including 128bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 kernel and Windows 9 project plan. Forming relationships with major partners: Intel, AMD, HP, and IBM.

Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards with full binary compatibility on the existing IA-64 instructions in the hardware simulation to work for Windows 8 and definitely Windows 9.



http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/10/microsoft-mulling-128-bit-versions-of-windows-8-windows-9.ars
 scorpiomover
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Microsoft working on 128-bit version of Windows 8
Posted: 10/9/2009 7:19:14 PM
I've looked at the internet chatter. There is one big problem with this story: Intel has no IA-128, and as of yet, no-one seems to even suggest that Intel has even mentioned bringing one out in the future. Great idea. But how can you hope to integrate an OS with a CPU instruction set, if neither the CPU nor the instruction set are currently in existence?

Even so, all it takes is changing the parameters on the compiler, to compile for an IA-128 instruction set, instead of an IA-64 instruction set, and you can do that with Linux in a few hours. So what is the big deal?
 NurbyDriver
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Microsoft working on 128-bit version of Windows 8
Posted: 10/10/2009 8:56:03 AM
But think of trying to run 32 bit, 64 bit AND 128 bit apps all on one platform. I think this whole thing is bunk IMO. Why are they going to be developing for hardware that does not even exist? Hell, 64 bit is still not fully implemented yet.

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