Subject: Re: True 64bit OS ?
To: None <,>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/07/1997 14:25:18
>From  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.