Re: Byte article - 64 bit Unix

Mike Shaver (
Sun, 27 Oct 1996 12:36:56 -0500 (EST)

Thus spake Rob Glover:
> Linux probably wasn't mentioned because Linux isn't 64-bit <jeez i hope
> i'm right so i don't get flamed ;>

There was a thread about this (in fact, probably dozens of them) in
c.o.l.advocacy some time back...I wish we'd finished with the issue

Linux on the Alpha is 64-bit (address space, etc.).
Linux on almost every other platform is 32-bit.
(I understand that Linux on the Ultra will be 64-bit, which will make
it the first 64-bit OS for that hardware. Poor Sun.)


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