The 64-Bit Question

When will Windows support it? Microsoft releases beta and says it's on schedule.
Microsoft says the 64-bit editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 remain on track for release in the first half of this year, and last week it took a step toward that with the release of two beta versions. Both of these operating systems are meant to ease the transition to 64-bit computing, since they run 32- and 64-bit applications. Some analysts have predicted that the products could be available as soon as April; Microsoft will hold its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference April 25-27.

Last week, Microsoft also began letting hardware makers submit devices for the 64-bit versions of both Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 for the "Designed for Windows" logo program.