Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:05 UTC, submitted by Luis
Linux Complaining about Windows Vista is a national past time on Internet forums these days. Windows Vista 'costs too much', 'has onerous product activation', 'requires too much hardware', etc. These complaints are often followed up by a very simple boast: 'I'm just going to switch to Linux'. But in today's landscape, how viable is that statment? Is the threat to switch to Linux an empty one, or is it entirely possible?"
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RE: 64bit
by Drawnstories_studios on Thu 8th Mar 2007 03:36 UTC in reply to "64bit"
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ummmn dude, you do realize that Mandriva had a fully operational 64bit version the week AMD_64 hit shelves. Linux was flying through the 64 bit world way before microsoft would even acknowledge it as a viable platform...

More over, Linux has more that's compiled to true 64 bit where windows just skirts around it.

All this said, 64bit linux was hell to live through for me, primarily because I insisted on having true binaries of eveything so I compiled eveything I had for like a year and a half.

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