Subject: Re: True 64bit OS ?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/07/1997 14:25:18
>From current-users-owner-mjacob=feral.com@NetBSD.ORG Mon Jul 7 14:23:15 1997
>> I'm writing some info about NetBSD to my WWW page and am in tempting
>> to say NetBSD is true 64-bit on 64-bit architectures. Is this
>> statement true ? I feel the sentence "true 64-bit" a bit vague ;-)
>> What does it mean anyway besides ability to address more memory ?
>I think this is not such a great idea - it's sort of like bragging
>that a car is a True Vehicle. The Alpha is a 64-bit-only
>architecture, so anything that runs on the Alpha is by definition a
>64-bit OS. This isn't a selling point, so why bring it up?
Au contraire. There are many 32 bit implementations on 64 bit
architectures- Windows/NW on the Alpha, for one.