Commentary: How x86 turned into Java

Summary:Were it not for the strides made in processor design over the past decades, and various processor engineering teams coming up with clever ways to take clever new ideas and use them to speed things up, x86 instruction would've been dead a long time ago. Here's why x86 continues to be the lingua franca of the personal computer world.

Were it not for the strides made in processor design over the past decades, and various processor engineering teams coming up with clever ways to take clever new ideas and use them to speed things up, x86 instruction would've been dead a long time ago. Here's why x86 continues to be the lingua franca of the personal computer world. Read the column. -- Stephan Somogyi, ZDNet News

Topics: Processors, Hardware, PCs

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