[TUHS] Four windowing systems on SunOS

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 21:02:59 AEST 2022

On Mon, 31 Oct 2022 at 22:55, Grant Taylor via TUHS <tuhs at tuhs.org> wrote:
> This reminds me of the stories I've heard about Microsoft's inability to
> port Pinball to /their/ 64-bit processor, the Itanium.

(?) Itanium was Intel's, not Microsoft's.

> No, not their copy of /AMD/'s 64-bit extension on Intel's x86
> architecture.  ;-)

Again, not MICROS~1: Intel.

MS is the reason Intel supports x86-64.

When it saw that Itanium was failing, just like i860, just like
iAPX-32, Intel built its own 64-bit extension to x86-32, to compete
with AMD64.

MS told Intel: look, we are already supporting *one* deadbeat
unprofitable 64-bit arch of yours (i.e. Itanic.) We're not supporting
*two*. No. You make it compatible with AMD's, because we're doing just
one 64-bit x86 and we're already working on it.

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