Microsoft recently said that its 64bit windows longhorn will be highly optimized for IA-64 architechture (itanium and itanium2) which means that intel must have bribed microsoft 4 doing this. Adobe recently uncovered its 64bits apps plans and said although all 64bit processor would run their apps but IA-64 will give better results. On the other hand Game developers are mad for AMD64 architechture. Developers like ID, Eidos, Atari, EA and many others are making their way to the 64bit world the AMD64 way. With ID soon lined to release 64bit ver. of Dooom3 and Quakecon 2004. It seems its doom 4 the consumers. we will have to buy different comps just to use apps and games. Is that our future????