Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Jan 2009 11:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We've been able to drop the world of 32bit for a while now, with 64bit processors and support for them being prevalent in all popular, modern operating systems. However, where Mac OS X and Linux seem to make the move to 64bit rather effortlessly, Windows has more problems. Even though 32bit applications should run fine on 64bit Windows, some don't; and to make matters worse, drivers need to be 64bit, as there's no support for 32bit drivers in 64bit versions of Windows. Still, Gizmodo claims that with Windows 7, the time is right to take the plunge. But really, is it so? And why do Linux and Mac OS X seem to handle the transition so much easier?
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by Loki_999 on Wed 21st Jan 2009 15:33 UTC
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Have to agree with the above point. I can wait for an application to launch the first time i come to it. Otherwise i want my ram ready to launch what i decide to do. All this predictive stuff really annoys me. Personalized menus are the first thing that i switch off when i install Windows and/or Office.

Reminds me of looking at a website once about a story involving a Chicken (referenced as a cock - a male chicken). What sort of advert do you think i got served with? Yup, Viagra. This intelligent and predictive stuff is only slightly more intelligent than the people who come up with these ideas in the first place.

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