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Old 02-22-2005, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I posted this in the Windows forum. Here is a link:

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Old 02-22-2005, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There supposed to be sending me the CD with the CD-Key because i cant download it on a 32k connection... Can't wait to try it out. ^_^
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Old 02-22-2005, 10:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I will consider that when I purchase my 64 bit processor, but I have read that the x64 OS actually slows down many applications.

I'm really just looking forward to 64 bit gaming, which I assume next generation games such as Half Life 3 etc. will run on, or I at least hope so. Apparently, 64 bit computing will not so much increase overall speed, but other things such as graphics peformance, something which I am excited about.

I think I may order a CD tonight though.
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Ordered mine a month ago, and they should be getting it here sometime next month, because the CD's havent been released yet
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Far Cry is porting to 64 bit
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I only play Battle.net games. Sadly its all i can afford
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will all apps (like office, photoshop, etc) still be able to run on xp64? or will each company have to make another version to run on a 64bit os?
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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be careful with this beta... it has a some programs it is not compatiable with... after all it is a beta.. just wait for the real deal Win XP 64 to come out gonna rock!
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I'm sure they will make it baskwards compatable with 32-bit applications. They did the same when they switched from 16-bit to 32-bit, in the 9x series yes? It can run BOTH 16 and 32. So Longhorn will more than likely do the same.
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I downloaded it this morning and will be installing it this afternoon. Will let you know how it works out. Liz
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