MS, Intel woo high-end developers

Microsoft and Intel have today launched the Migration Assistance Programme to encourage developers away from Unix and towards systems based on Intel's forthcoming 64-bit processors and running Windows NT.

The intent is to secure the hearts and minds of developers of high-end engineering software.

Intel has also unveiled a new graphics specification intended to speed up NT-based systems and make them more attractive as power machines. The Accelerated Graphics port (AGP) Pro specification will deliver up to four times the power of conventional AGP, claims Intel.

The announcement was made at a Seattle-based forum which Bill Gates is expected to address.

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