Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Fri 21st Nov 2008 19:39 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Last month we covered an article titled, "MSI: Wind Doing Well, Linux Version Not So Much" which revealed that Linux MSI Wind netbooks saw a return rate upto four times higher than the Windows equivalent. But in a recent interview with the CEO of Asus he revealed that Linux and Window versions of Asus Eee PC have similar return rates. He also described the plans for 2009 and talked about some changes to come in the Operating System for the netbooks.
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RE[4]: Windows Me or Windows 7?
by BrianH on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 00:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Windows Me or Windows 7?"
BrianH
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2005-07-06

Why would you want to install a 64bit OS on a netbook? The instructions are larger which reduces memory bandwidth, something that matters on the slow processors that netbooks have, and you can't install the extra memory that 64bit would give you. I don't see the upside to 64bit here.

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

All my other machines are 64bit and it's nice to run the same platform? What software I develop isn't supported on 32bit anymore?

Also I'd like to see 64bit performance numbers (not windows) on Atom first to really see what the tradeoffs are.

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