Re: what is 64bitCPU?
From: Måns Rullgård (mru_at_kth.se)
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 21:55:19 +0100
"Jared Richardson" <jared.RMOVE_THS_richardson@sas.com> writes:
> "Måns Rullgård" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Dances With Crows <danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows@usa.net> writes:
>> >> Is linux 64bit system? are there so many 64bit progs?
>> > Linux has been running on the DEC Alpha and Sparc64 (both 64-bit
>> > systems) for a long time now. Practically any Open program will compile
>> > on the Alpha, Sparc64, Itanic, or whatever AMD's 64-bit CPU is called
>> > with minimal tweaking.
>> I'd say any *well written* program will compile and run on a 64-bit
>> CPU. Fortunately, most programs are written well enough to work, a
>> notable exception being mplayer. I gave up fixing all the 64-bit bugs
>> in there.
> actually, AMD's Opteron (their 64 bit chip) will run ~any~ 32 bit program
> out of the box. They made the processor backwards compatible w/32 bit CPUs.
Didn't they just take a 32-bit CPU and add an ugly 64-bit kludge?
-- Måns Rullgård email@example.com