64 bit Windows announcement on Thursday?
It seems that Microsoft or AMD will surprise us on Thursday with the announcement that there will be a new Windows XP version with support for AMD's hammer processors, so that AMD no longer has to worry about the acceptance of the new processor Family has to do.
A mail that was made public and addressed to some employees of Microsoft and AMD, says that just two hours after the first hammer prototype arrived at Microsoft, a pre-version of the 64-bit Windows booted on it! And the downward compatibility to 32-bit program code advertised by AMD was also confirmed by a test run with 'normal' Windows XP. Microsoft's chief architect, David Cutler, who is responsible for the NT family, is extremely astonished in the mail about the “incredible stability” of the Hammer system, which he probably wanted to emphasize again with the subject of the mail “A day in history”. When Heise-Verlag inquired about the truthfulness of these rumors, it was heard that the answer would be given at the end of this week. Thursday, when AMD's “Shareholder Meeting” will take place and Jerry Saunders will resign from his position as CEO, is traded as a particularly likely date. If you consider that he sees the 'fulfillment of his dreams' and the achievement of his life goal in the Hammer family, this speculation sounds very plausible.