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[–] vastrightwing 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Considering you can buy a 64-bit raspberry pi for $35. 64-bit computers are going to be the standard now. You can always use older distributions. I just hope it's a while before 128-bit cpus become available.

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[–] jhaluska 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I just hope it's a while before 128-bit cpus become available.

It's very unlikely you will see them. Moore's law looks like it running out of steam well before we have 65 bits of memory. Even the original AMD 64 only wired up 48 bits of the address lines. The few places that would benefit from 128 bits can be handled under the hood or through SIMD operators.

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[–] vastrightwing 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I wondered about Moore's law. No one ever thinks there's an end to the good times.