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Old 06. Sep 2013, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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As regularly happens, I often show my age because tend to use the terms that I was originally introduced to. Like remembering Digital Video Disk for DVD rather than the later term Digital Versatile Disc.

IA64 was the earlier Intel Architecture (IA) or Itanium. When Intel followed AMD's 64-bit solution they eventually named it Intel 64 which was shortened to I64. But the abbreviation had a short life because of confusion with other uses of that term including Integer 64. So it largely died out within a year and is not usually found after 2004.
Better to light a candle ... than to curse the darkness.

Last edited by Remah; 06. Sep 2013 at 05:11 PM. Reason: Added lost word.
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