Market share of 64-bit PC operating systems
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: stevecruickshank-ga
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05 Oct 2006 14:07 PDT
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Question ID: 771099
What percentage of PC's run 64-bit OS versus 32-bit OS? I'm esepcially interested in PC used in the Factory Automation market for machine controllers and process control applications.
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Re: Market share of 64-bit PC operating systems
From: daboogyman-ga on 15 Oct 2006 08:13 PDT
"http://news.com.com/Who+wants+or+needs+64+bits/2100-1006_3-6045931.html" was a big help: A very SMALL percentage of home users' and business' computers are 64-bit simply because "Most desktops and notebooks... can't even be upgraded to take full advantage of 64-bit computing." "I don't have usage statistics, but I expect they're pretty minimal," While some distributions of Linux, too, support 64-bit computing, the market share is small in comparison with giant Microsoft. Those users that do have 64-bit computing do so mainly because they want to "store data in more than 4GB of memory". The trend for the next two years: "When Vista hits, consumers will begin to see some 64-bit benefits, even if their applications remain 32-bit..." Hope this helps!
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