Microsoft now offers a public preview of its 64-bit operating
system for computers based on AMD’s 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. 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. Microsoft isn’t expected to deliver
the final versions of Windows XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems
until the second half of the year. Several games, such as Unreal Tournament
2004, are in development now and will include 64-bit versions for Athlon 64 when
released. Other 64-bit applications, for tasks such as video editing, are also
in the works. Meanwhile, those who receive the preview operating system will be
eligible to get future versions.
Download now


Microsoft now offers a public preview of its 64-bit operating
system for computers based on AMD’s 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. 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. Microsoft isn’t expected to deliver
the final versions of Windows XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems
until the second half of the year. Several games, such as Unreal Tournament
2004, are in development now and will include 64-bit versions for Athlon 64 when
released. Other 64-bit applications, for tasks such as video editing, are also
in the works. Meanwhile, those who receive the preview operating system will be
eligible to get future versions.
Download now