Windows manages memory differently

By: David W. Hess (dwhess.delete@this.banishedsouls.org), May 14, 2007 4:07 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
rwessel (robertwessel@yahoo.com) on 5/14/07 wrote:
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>OTOH, in many situations, adding (some) PAE support to an OS is/was much simpler
>than doing a 64 bit port of the OS especially once you start counting all the device
>drivers and whatnot (and Linux is something of a special case where that port is actually fairly easy).
>
>Is especially simpler if you can limit the generality of the extended pages somewhat
>(or a lot), and for certain applications (databases, paging, caching, for example),
>something like PAE is pretty easy to use.

This brings me back to my original question. Why did Microsoft not support the use of PAE and more then 32 bits of physical address space on their desktop operating systems?

Was it because of marketing or technical considerations or something else?
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