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hi team recently i installed win xp 64bit

and found it wasent compatable with many

applis thunderbird firefox. ubuntu. you name it

some how it didnt like

linux

as i was getting all sorts of errors

and in ubuntu

i wouldnt allow me to install many packagess

the disk was given to me by a nephew

who works for microsoft australia

and no wonder they give the disk away

i had all sorts of trouble

as well im not experiened with the 64bit os

so i reverted back to xp32bit

and now ime enjoying my compting

so if you have the 64bit version

get advice . in case you get trouble like i did

marty

ps: i understand linux is 64bit

how come

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it will be a few years before 64 bit is the norm. As far as I know, all OEM computers with vista will be 32bit.

As to linux, you can run either 32 or 64 bit like windows.

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I guess everything has to be re-written to work with 64-bit, so there's no point in upgrading unless you know you can also upgrade ... everything else. I'm surprised there's no work-around, like having 32-bit programs run inside a 32-bit VM (virtual machine).

Where's the future when we really need it?

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yes JD i agree

un fortunately im always experimenting

and it gets me into bother at times

i like ubuntu

but it needs to work with windows

so i had to revert back to 32bit

im not quite ready to take on ubuntu stand alone

windows is essential to me

in all the years ive used it

ive made it work for me with out problems.

so 64bit is way in the future

marty

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It will most likely take at least 10 years for everything to go 64-bit. ...

Ten years?!? At the rate of change in the PC world, somehow I doubt that. (... Wondering how long it took to go from 16 to 32 ... )

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Well, considering what has to be done and that 64-bit has been out for a few years now, I don't think my statement is too far off. Though I may be wrong. Here's some more facts:

8-bit desktop: 1975-1984

16-bit desktop: 1981-1990

32-bit desktop from 1987-2008

You also have to consider all the software out there. Just because 64-bit hardware is out that doesn't make the transition any faster. 64-bit hardware doesn't determine the new software standard. Point being that whatever the software platforms run on will be what we use, so until all software is 64-bit... Well, who knows how long that will take. I'm just going by history here, maybe I'm wrong. It could happen faster, but who knows for sure until it happens. ;)

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the down side is

it isnt compatable with other

aplications

when i first got the disk

i put it on a stand alone

and it worked great

but the hdd was dying

so i had to get another hdd

there wasnt any conflict

i had read on g4 and i think here

where hardware would be the problem

but that was false info

it found the drivers for all

hardware

but the dialup modem

but i had the modem disk

so that wasnt any problem

so to sum it up

to get it to work

with other oesses

and applications

will be the problem

and ive just cited the problem with

linux

yes i think it will be some time before it is workable

marty

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Working with Vista... Both 32 and 64bit.

You can go either way. The 64bit version has 32bit compatibility mode built in. Automaticlly utilizing a 32bit platform to run. Some of the early betas would tell you that a 32bit program would not work....That you needed to use a 64 bit program and if you would like to download that version.

But the latest version just installs 32bit programs into the 32bit compatibility folder and run just fine. Still have found a few programs that won't run under either one. But with correspondence with them, They assure that by the time Vista is released to the full public they will have their products compatible.

With Vista the real choice is up to you, and which way you want to go.

But for now I would suggest to go with the 32bit. Just in-case that favorite program you like will work.

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Jeff,

I would think you will be close @ ten years. In 10 years there will still be 32bit machines still running, so if that is the case you can use that arguement and say you were right.

Hell put a script in the forum to bump this thread to the top, and in ten years we will see.

M

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...8-bit desktop: 1975-1984

16-bit desktop: 1981-1990

32-bit desktop from 1987-2008 ...

I didn't know where to begin looking for that exact information: Looks like you're correct, if not an optimist.

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I guess everything has to be re-written to work with 64-bit, so there's no point in upgrading unless you know you can also upgrade ... everything else. I'm surprised there's no work-around, like having 32-bit programs run inside a 32-bit VM (virtual machine).

Where's the future when we really need it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_on_Windows

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The only thing 64bit will offer at this point in time over 32bit is better security, that's it. You will not get any speed increase on most applications, and at this time in development you may even experience a slowing of the application.

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