August 29, 2000

The end of the x86 processor era

Author: JT Smith

A ZDNet story talks about the end of the x86 processor era. "The Common Language Runtime not only can jump processors running Windows, but also jump processors and operating systems in general. What this means is someone creates a CLR for MacOS (or for Xfree86/Linux, BEOS or any other GUI-based operating system), and the programs written under the CLR in Windows will run in those environments as well. And of course, it can probably expand from even the computer market. Anyone want to run Outlook Express on your toaster?"


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