Apologies - I should have been a bit more specific... I should have said x86 derived
platforms, which from my understanding, the x64 is.
My comment comes from a question posed several years back about whether Kolibri would run on a Raspberri Pi - the answer being 'no', because Ras-Pi was based on an ARM platform.
I am not into 'enough-power-to-run-a-small-town' processors, and the Pi seems like something with enough grunt to run some pretty cool stuff, but not so much it needs a honkin' great heatsink with whirling fans of death bolted to it, or heatpipes from hell to keep it cool. With the speed users now expect of their hardware, I would have thought 'low end' devices like the Pi would have been a pretty obvious target for Kolibri.
But then ARM would have been a pretty small player when Kolibri was first forked (and I note Menuet is still an x86 / x64 based OS).
I agree, there is no sign of x64
ever dying in the desktop market, and probably the same for laptops too. But not tablets or phones. Although there have been significant advances in power consumption embedded devices gave away x86/x64 long ago because of their huge power requirements, and once some other CPUs got in, Intel and AMD have continued to lose ground. Well, from what I've seen anyway
PS: That's why hell is so hot - all those heatpipes have to go somewhere!!