“Microsoft now offers a public preview of its 64-bit operating system for computers based on Advanced Micro Devices’ Athlon 64 and Opteron processors. The program is designed to offer an early look at Windows XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems, for computers based on the two relatively new AMD chips, Microsoft’s Web site said,” John G. Spooner reports for CNET News.com.
“While the OS has been in the hands of beta testers for some time, the preview will allow businesses to experiment with it and prepare for the final version, which is still under development, the site said. Using Microsoft’s Web site, people with computers based on either the the Athlon 64 or the Opteron can register to download the 450MB preview file for free or receive it on a CD for a shipping and handling fee. The preview version will expire after 360 days,” Spooner reports.
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