Quoting David Golden (david.golden at unison.ie):
> x64 is sooo much less obnoxious. And it's what microsoft has started
>> Is there a good reason that linux people turned their nose up at
> calling it x64?
Truth to tell, I'd personally never seen the term before, prior to
seeing your post. (I guess I don't see much Microsoft Corp. and Sun
Off the top of my head:
Good: It's short.
Slightly bad: Easily confused with IA64 (but IA64 becomes less
significant with each passing day, and I say this as one of the
people who constructed the largest Itanium cluster ever, one
that achieved #2 on the Top 500 list).
A bit bad: Fails as a parallel to the very common concept of "x86".
("Huh? What Intel processor number ends in '64'?")
It's certainly a lot snappier (and less annoying to type) than "x86_64",
I'll grant you that.
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