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Windows 7: did I install the wrong windows?

14 Jun 2009   #31
fakeasdf

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
I think some of you are mistaking me as arguing against 64-bit. I run 64-bit 95% of the time, but I'm just noting that telling somebody that it's ALWAYS the best idea to upgrade to 64-bit as your signature says isn't the best course of action, because there still are issues some people experience on modern software/hardware that flat out can't be resolved without running a 32-bit VM.
This is a forum for people using a beta OS, They should switch to a 64 bit OS and try it out. If there is some weird issue then they can switch back to 32 bit. And if people follow my signature without reading the article then they are more than likely going to switch to Mac OS X cause the commercials told them to. Which has moved to 64 bit as well, and in their latest OS (snow leopard) they totally dropped 32 bit support all together.


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14 Jun 2009   #32
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
This is a forum for people using a beta OS, They should switch to a 64 bit OS and try it out. If there is some weird issue then they can switch back to 32 bit. And if people follow my signature without reading the article then they are more than likely going to switch to Mac OS X cause the commercials told them to. Which has moved to 64 bit as well, and in their latest OS (snow leopard) they totally dropped 32 bit support all together.

I think you striking a couple nerves with posters here... your saying ALL peeps should go to 64 bit if their processors allow... and that if they dont read yur signature, then they should go to Mac, and turn into a paragram to utilizing an overly managed 64 bit OS anywayz.

While great for conversation, these ALWAYS statments just aren't true.
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14 Jun 2009   #33
fakeasdf

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antalgebra View Post
I think you striking a couple nerves with posters here... your saying ALL peeps should go to 64 bit if their processors allow... and that if they dont read yur signature, then they should go to Mac, and turn into a paragram to utilizing an overly managed 64 bit OS anywayz.

While great for conversation, these ALWAYS statments just aren't true.
Proof that another person read the signature and not the article... Please read the article before you post responses. And I would never recommend going to a Mac, they've never been able to create an OS, proof when they bought a unix flavor and just stuck a GUI on top of it (Hello Mac OS X). My statement was that people who follow a signature just from looking at it, are probably just as willing to just watch one of the BS Mac commercials and switch over cause they said so, not cause they did any research on it.
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14 Jun 2009   #34
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

I don't get how you can say "always yes" in your signature but then argue that that's not at all what your article is claiming. Does "always" mean something that I'm not aware of?

But what do I know, I'm one of those crazy OS X fans with no brain on my own.
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14 Jun 2009   #35
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
Proof that another person read the signature and not the article... Please read the article before you post responses. And I would never recommend going to a Mac, they've never been able to create an OS, proof when they bought a unix flavor and just stuck a GUI on top of it (Hello Mac OS X). My statement was that people who follow a signature just from looking at it, are probably just as willing to just watch one of the BS Mac commercials and switch over cause they said so, not cause they did any research on it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
Check out my signature. It is true that it's difficult to do clean comparisons of 32 bit versus 64 bit when using 64 bit CPU's. Intel 64 (formerly EMT64) and AMD64. If you have a 64 bit CPU, both 64 bit and 32 bit software generally run better on a 64 bit OS than on a 32 bit OS.
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Seriously??

Quite the contrary, I did read your posts, very thoroughly as a matter of fact. I would've ignored your signature, had you not referenced it specifcally as part of your posts, and used it to strengthen a... um... point, I suppose?
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14 Jun 2009   #36
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Alright, this got way off topic, way too fast.
Time to stop.

This is NOT an OS war, and we certainly should not be arguing about x86 and x64.

Just stop the argument now, or this thread is going to be locked.

~Lordbob
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14 Jun 2009   #37
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Alright, this got way off topic, way too fast.
Time to stop.

This is NOT an OS war, and we certainly should not be arguing about x86 and x64.

Just stop the argument now, or this thread is going to be locked.

~Lordbob
No offense, but the entire thread is about 32-bit vs 64-bit. Sure, there's a bit of bickering of opinions, but I don't really agree that it's become off topic (other than 2-3 lines about OS X). It seems to be a valid discussion of some of the issues and quirks that arise from switching to 64-bit that are often ignored.
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14 Jun 2009   #38
DJG

 

Unix-For-Appliances aside (just kidding ), every person's situation is different. What works for some may "almost" work for others, and often "almost" doersn't cut it.

Sure most systems sold in the past three years have x64-friendly CPUs, but the CPU is only part of the equation. There are no absolutes in this business.

Take it from somebody whose first "PC" had 10 DPDT relays, 10 DPDT switches, and 10 red lamps (I do mean lamps - LEDs were not yet born), 10 bits in 7x10" and thought "Man, this is the stuff!" ...
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14 Jun 2009   #39
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
No offense, but the entire thread is about 32-bit vs 64-bit. Sure, there's a bit of bickering of opinions, but I don't really agree that it's become off topic (other than 2-3 lines about OS X). It seems to be a valid discussion of some of the issues and quirks that arise from switching to 64-bit that are often ignored.
No, I mean this just turned into an argument.

~Lordbob
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14 Jun 2009   #40
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Alright, this got way off topic, way too fast.
Time to stop.

This is NOT an OS war, and we certainly should not be arguing about x86 and x64.

Just stop the argument now, or this thread is going to be locked.

~Lordbob
Did you mistake yourself for a moderator when you woke up this morning? I assure you, you are not one.
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