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On Wed, 2008-02-06 at 12:51 +0100, Stefan Sandberg wrote:

> <> This leads to the 
> common use of the names /x86-64/ or *x64* as more vendor-neutral terms 
> to collectively refer to the two nearly identical implementations."

It would appear "x64" is used by those who want to sound trendy and
sales-guy friendly, rather than people who feel the need to communicate
meaning, then. :)

(Fortunately, it doesn't appear that Intel ever had a range of CPUs with
model numbers ending in 64.)