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Intel plans Itanium course correction

I have to say, working for a hardware manufacturer these days, this somewhat worries me. I think its great that they see the need for 32 bit software to run well, but is software REALLY the place to be fixing this? I mean, sure, Linux and MS will probably be able to put something in, but is that the fix? Shouldn't the fix be fixing the hardware, so ia32 and ia64 both run well? I have been a fan of AMD for a long time and I do think they have done it the right way of extending ia32 to 64 bits rather than a new architecture. This software will fix the advantage they have somewhat, but I still think Intel may be making a bad move here.


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