Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 17:46 UTC, submitted by Richard
Windows Let's combine the two most popular topics on the internet today into one: Windows 7 on netbooks. Microsoft has already confirmed that it will ship a version of Windows 7 designed for netbooks, the popular small laptops that appear to be the only bright spot in an otherwise abysmal PC industry climate. However, with various reports indicating that Windows 7 already runs fine on netbooks, this raises the question: what exactly is Microsoft planning?
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RE: Comment by shotsman
by Kroc on Mon 26th Jan 2009 21:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by shotsman"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

The key to 64-bit adoption is for the difference between 32-Bit and 64-bit not be exposed to the user.

The fact you have to purchase or send-off-for a specific version of Windows, and then install it, and then download different EXEs and installers is what prevents, and will prevent Windows 64-bit ever reaching mainstream adoption.

I am freaking glad that Snow Leopard may make the whole 32/64-bit thing totally transparent.

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RE[2]: Comment by shotsman
by google_ninja on Tue 27th Jan 2009 01:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by shotsman"
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2006-02-05

You can run 32bit apps on x64 just fine 99% of the time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOW64

Edited 2009-01-27 01:07 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by shotsman
by Kroc on Tue 27th Jan 2009 12:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shotsman"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I didn’t mean that you could/couldn’t run 32 & 64-bit apps at the same time, I meant that in order to have a 64-Bit OS on a PC, you have to go through an insane amount of hurdles. You have to download different EXEs or installers for your apps. Users cannot handle this.

How do Microsoft expect regular users to send off for an x64 DVD, then install it, locate the drivers, and then locate and download 64-bit versions of the apps they have. It’s complete bullcrap; excuse my language.

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