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Haiku OS Ported To Intel 64-Bit Architecture 101

An anonymous reader writes "The BeOS-compatible Haiku OS operating system has been ported to x86_64. As part of the Google Summer of Code, a student made a 64-bit port of the kernel and user-space and it's now working. However, not all of the BeOS apps and drivers are yet working in 64-bit mode."
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Haiku OS Ported To Intel 64-Bit Architecture

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  • AMD64 != Intel64 (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 28, 2012 @11:25PM (#41161357)

    The correct term for x86_64 is AMD64, not "Intel 64-bit architecture". AMD developed it, and licenses the patent to Intel. Intel64 is Itanium, to which Haiku has NOT been ported.

  • Misleading Headline (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 28, 2012 @11:28PM (#41161385)

    Summary got it wrong, think the correct term is AMD64.

  • Re:AMD64 != Intel64 (Score:5, Informative)

    by Guy Harris (3803) <guy@alum.mit.edu> on Wednesday August 29, 2012 @12:06AM (#41161639)

    The correct term for x86_64 is AMD64, not "Intel 64-bit architecture". AMD developed it, and licenses the patent to Intel.

    Yes.

    Intel64 is Itanium,

    No. IA-64 was Itanium, but that architecture (which I think started out as an HP architecture) is now just called the Itanium architecture [intel.com]. "Intel64" is Intel's name for the 64-bit architecture as originally defined by AMD, modulo some differences [wikipedia.org] and modulo Intel and AMD going their own and subsequently modified by both parties with different flavors of SSE4 [wikipedia.org].

    to which Haiku has NOT been ported.

    Haiku was not ported to IA-64/Itanium. It was ported to whatever you want to call the 64-bit x86 architecture (I prefer x86-64, with my second choice being AMD64, although I guess if you want to include Intel's version of SSE4 rather than AMD's version, that's "Intel64").

  • Re:AMD64 != Intel64 (Score:5, Informative)

    by Jeppe Salvesen (101622) on Wednesday August 29, 2012 @03:57AM (#41163095)

    x64 is misleading. The x86_64 still uses the underlying architecture and instruction set of the original Intel 8086. [wikipedia.org]. Changing the name to x64 would imply the instruction set is different from that of x86 - and while the instruction set has been extended it still (as far as I know) still support the instructions designed in the 70s.

    I personally find x86_64 the most descriptive designation for a 64-bit x86-processor.

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