For 5 years it's taken M$ a very long time to even look as if they may be attempting to catch up with Technology.
Yes I know that when the AMD 64 came out they gave away a Beta copy of XP 64 but it didn't work all that well and the 2 versions released since are little better. Although I'll now admit that if I needed a Media Centre Machine the 64 Bit Version of XP would surfice quite nicely just provided that I didn't attempt to attach a 32 Bit XP scanner or printer to it that I had previously and not specifically bought to run with a 64 Bit version of XP.
Drivers are still a problem for XP in it's 64 Bit guise but at least the 32 Bit drivers work on most of the 32 Bit Vista installs but the 64 Bit ones that work perfectly OK with 64 Bit XP fail dismally with the 64 Bit version of Vista.
M$ has a very long way to go yet before they convince the hardware makers to follow them down the 64 Bit road.
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