What's your point?

By: Linus Torvalds (torvalds.delete@this.osdl.org), May 11, 2007 4:15 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
Doug Siebert (foo@bar.bar) on 5/11/07 wrote:
>
>So give it 3-4 years and I'm sure the number of 32 bit
>users visiting RWT is well down into the single digits.

Well, "knowingly using".

I suspect 32-bit x86 will stay around for a long long time
as an embedded platform.

Yeah, maybe ARM will keep it out. Its quit possible. But
there's a lot of 32-bit embedded 486 clones (and some 386
ones too) in random places.

But we may end up in the situation that "x86" means
the full thing, and when you talk about the 32-bit only
versions, you'll qualify it as such (ie basically the
reverse of what we have now).

Linus
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