September 12, 2008
64-bit Linux, is it time?
Recently there hasnÃ¢â¬â¢t been much talk about 64-bit Linux on the desktop. Most technical articles have been dated sporadically since the release of the Athlon64/Opteron CPUs in 2003. And while Linux was one of the first operating systems to take full advantage of the AMD64 and later EM64T extensions to the x86 architecture, no one has really truly adopted them for standard use because of some technology still being 32-bit only.