Gates said that the advantages of 64-bit for servers are very dramatic.
To that end, he unveiled two new partner programs for Longhorn. The first, the Windows Longhorn Ready PC Program, will enable hardware vendors and system builders to label their PCs ready to run the next-gen OS when it becomes available. The other, the Windows Longhorn Logo Program, will allow system builders and hardware OEMs to label PCs according to their specific Longhorn capability. This program "is not put together" just yet, Gates said, but Microsoft hopes to start a dialogue with partners about how to proceed with the program.Read more at CRN