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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 vs Windows 7 x86 (Fight)

04 Aug 2009   #141
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
Hey! Running patch cables is a time-honored profession! I actually worked on one of these plugboards one summer at the tender age of 10 or 11. Every time that thing printed a line (I think about one every 2 seconds) the floor would shake. Long live the IBM 402 ...

The IBM 402 Accounting Machine

IBM Control Panels
Hey, hey,
Those are "control panels" now !!! Get with the program!!!
IBM Control Panels
Quote:
-- operated under the control of a plugboard, now formally referred to as a control panel.
They changed the terminology on you, here too...

Plugboard implies something "manual", and "old-fashioned", and that real "work" was involved...
The fact that they were 'removable' and could be 'swapped' in and out, no longer refers to the "plug" part...
They use "control" for that part now..
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04 Aug 2009   #142
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weaselciuy View Post
I made the jump to 64bit years ago . 32bit is old news . Hell, even 64bit is old news
So what's the NEW news, nowadays?

Been 'out of touch' for a while...
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04 Aug 2009   #143
sebajuez

Windows 7 RC 7100 64 bits
 
 

Great post.! I`m new at 64bit OS. I've started with W7 on my 2GB RAM Computer and it worked excellent. I went on and buy 2 more GB, and almost felt no different, so I agree with the comment that 4GB is not necessary.

Regards!
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04 Aug 2009   #144
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
Hey, hey,
Those are "control panels" now !!! Get with the program!!!
IBM Control Panels
They changed the terminology on you, here too...

Plugboard implies something "manual", and "old-fashioned", and that real "work" was involved...
The fact that they were 'removable' and could be 'swapped' in and out, no longer refers to the "plug" part...
They use "control" for that part now..
And here I thought it was because it was a BOARD you could PLUG things into! What was I thinking!

OK, OK! I confess! I used to own a Betamax!
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04 Aug 2009   #145
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
And here I thought it was because it was a BOARD you could PLUG things into! What was I thinking!

OK, OK! I confess! I used to own a Betamax!
I had to look at that twice...
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04 Aug 2009   #146
bobgay

win 7 7600-16385
 
 

mmmmm you just have to go with X64. intel is really driving the marketplace. so if you want to go the way of 16 bit apps then stay with X86. It will leave you in the dust when X128 arrives. I do love those moon lander games though. So what bothers you about X64 i bit the bullit and X64 runs great..... hop aboard.....
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04 Aug 2009   #147
bobgay

win 7 7600-16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
And here I thought it was because it was a BOARD you could PLUG things into! What was I thinking!

OK, OK! I confess! I used to own a Betamax!
errr i use to wire and fix 403/407's anyone here know what thos dinasours r? lol
Bob
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04 Aug 2009   #148
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

they sound like numbers...
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04 Aug 2009   #149
bobgay

win 7 7600-16385
 
 
Oh antman im older than you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I agree with fakeasdf that the thread will evolve as it evolves. I also agree with ChuckR that there is a lomtick of confusion regarding 64-bit platforms (to deftly combine the hard with the soft and use an ambiguous reference to clockworks).

Intel's initial implementation did suck and IBM's choices did put us on the road to here. Windows is not the grace of computer science and neither is linux - so long as they are implemented on current mass-produced technology. As the saying goes, "We have to sell a lot of VCRs first". Historically, it takes 30 years for a new technology to be fully incorporated into an economy. We are approaching that threshold. What lies ahead will be built from what we have at hand. And 64-bit will be archaic in time.

If ChuckR could afford the time, it would be nice to see how his perspective has developed. I am not 100% certain that he uses a GUI. You know, he did use to pull vacuum tubes and run patch cables (no, not ethernet - a very new development from his perspective). I imagine that he has used tin foil to complete a circuit a time or two.

In the meantime, put up the good fight. Windows 7 sux.
I started work for IBM in 1963 and i worked on the old accounting machines like the 403. 407 and 604 before graduating to the first business computer the 1401. I could write books on the development of computers but i enjoy being a beta tester for M$, and going out in the woods with my yellow lab. She is the love of my life with computers being second. I think i got my priorites in order. But i love both.
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04 Aug 2009   #150
bobgay

win 7 7600-16385
 
 
they are just numbers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
they sound like numbers...
But they were the start of the hexadecimel system that all computers run on including our fond pc. if anyone is interested ill explain the hex system
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