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Photos: On the show floor at WinHEC

Guitars, gaming and geekery pull in attendees at Microsoft's hardware confab in Seattle.
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Gibson guitars

Who says hardware is just about chips? Gibson Guitar this year again exhibited at Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Seattle. Its booth drew a crowd of music enthusiasts.

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Pushing 64-bit

This year, like last, Microsoft is calling on hardware makers to develop 64-bit drivers for their products. While 32-bit software will work with 64-bit Windows, 32-bit drivers won't.

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Gaming booth

At times, the gaming competition sponsored by chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices drew large crowds and offered a nice break from highly technical WinHEC sessions.

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Vista buzz

Microsoft's WinHEC booth buzzed as attendees checked out the various stations explaining the technologies in Windows Vista as well as other Microsoft products.

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