Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2005 13:14 UTC
Windows "In this column, I'd like to try to answer some of the questions that we've seen asked repeatedly in the new Microsoft Windows 64-bit Newsgroup. The newsgroup became available during the launch of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and has been quite active since the launch."
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RE[2]: I've used it...
by Lazarus on Tue 4th Oct 2005 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE: I've used it..."
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"As for the different program folders for 32 and 64 bit apps, well, kind of similar to 64 bit Linux having lib and lib32 (or lib64 in some cases). I think it's a good seperation, but not all 32 bit apps install themselves properly to the 32 bit directory."

Yick. I never liked that. On BSD, the folders remain the same regardless of whether it's a 32 bit or 64 bit system, and the compatibility stuff generally goes into something like /usr/lib/compat/version seems much cleaner to me. But like all things, it's personal preference rather than one way being truely better than another.

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