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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mounty
Member since:
2005-12-12

politer ???

This one will run and run !

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

politer ???

This one will run and run !


I doubt that:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/politer
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/politer

Being dyslexic - I made sure I spell-checked before posting ;)

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

"politer ???

This one will run and run !


I doubt that:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/politer
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/politer

Being dyslexic - I made sure I spell-checked before posting ;)
"

Moving into the "more and more off-topic" zone, ;) but I can't stand the American English dictionaries ... it's like they've dumbed down the language to the point of almost being German in their spellings of too many words. Similar to that ancient Internet joke about standardising (yes, using a "z" in there is also wrong) the English language over the course of 7 years, where the final result is essentially "phonetic German".

"Politer" is just wrong. It's like saying "wronger", or "funner" or "gooder". The correct usage is "more polite". Similarly, "more wrong" or "worse", "more fun" and "better".

But, that's a debate for another day. ;)

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