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Q&A: In a wide-ranging interview, Microsoft's Bill Gates speaks out on the forthcoming advances due for Windows as well as the opportunities and challenges ahead for software developers and users. (Part 1 of 3)
Gates As Microsoft Corp. enters its third decade of Windows computing, the company's effort is focused on the move to 64-bit computing and the release of Windows Longhorn. At last week's WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) in Seattle, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates sat down with eWEEK Senior Editor Peter Galli to talk about 64-bit computing and what's ahead for the Windows platform in the upcoming decade.
In this, the first of a three-part series, Gates details his expectations for 64-bit computing: its challenges and opportunities.
You have long talked about the "digital decade" as defining the last decade of computing and characterized by 32-bit computing. As we now move into the third decade of Windows, obviously the digital side is not going away, but what else do you think will define this decade?