Last month a number of sites, including this one, picked up on rumours that Windows 8 would support 128 bit processors. The main ‘source’ of the windows 8 128 bit rumours was a Robert Morgan who was a “senior member of Microsoft’s R&D team” who leaked information about Windows 8′s 128 bit capabilities on his LinkedIn profile.
However, it looks now like the information was fake and that Robert Morgan never actually existed:
- The LinkedIn page has since been removed (cached version)
- When questioned about Robert Morgan, Microsoft have replied that “Microsoft has no comment regarding Robert Morgan”
i.e. Microsoft have made no attempt to quash or confirm any leaks that have been made, maintaining the official radio silence around Windows 8. As George has stated on our sister site, the official position from Microsoft is that Windows 8 is under development and that’s all they are prepared to say for now.
That’s not to say that Windows 8 won’t support 128bit processors, but it looks like this particular leak was probably started by sites looking to benefit from the traffic. It was a nice story, but unfortunately it looks like we are still waiting for the first set of concrete information concerning Windows 8.