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Old 08-07-2006, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is 64bit better than 32bit computers? if so then why and why arn't programs and stuff made for 64bit yet? i dont know much but if a system needs 8 groups of 8 bit data then wudn't it be slower? can someone explain just a bit
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My answers in order to your questions:

Probably, costs money, dunno, ok.
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they make windows xp x64. but nothing is compatible with it so nobody buys it. in my opinion, if they got it working, 64bit applications would become more popular.
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64 bit operations adress large amounts of data faster and in certain applications can be quite a bit faster than 32bit processors.
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is 64bit better than 32bit computers?
For high end math, and if you need support for 32gb or more of RAM, then yes.

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if so then why and why arn't programs and stuff made for 64bit yet?
They are, Linux has been out for AMD64/EM64T for 2 years now. 90% of the software for Linux has been ported to AMD64/EM64T and is all free. Even Unreal Tournament 2004 has a 64-bit Linux version. So there are programs for 64-bit processors.

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they make windows xp x64. but nothing is compatible with it so nobody buys it. in my opinion, if they got it working, 64bit applications would become more popular.
I really doubt having yet another version of Windows XP (like we haven't had enough of it already! it was released in 2003!) will make 64-bit more popular. All new processors (except the Core Duo's) are 64-bit. Mac OS X and Linux are ready, but where's Windows? Oh, that's right, lol. They're spending a lot of time in making an
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hey leave microsoft alone. you think it is easy taking forever to produce an os with as many problems as windows people do. That takes skill.
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They are, Linux has been out for AMD64/EM64T for 2 years now. 90% of the software for Linux has been ported to AMD64/EM64T and is all free. Even Unreal Tournament 2004 has a 64-bit Linux version. So there are programs for 64-bit processors.
Thanks for giving me another reason to switch to Linux when Vista takes over.
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Thanks for giving me another reason to switch to Linux when Vista takes over.
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hey leave microsoft alone. you think it is easy taking forever to produce an os with as many problems as windows people do. That takes skill.
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I tjink microsoft is going down every day more and more. With more versions of Linux, and the OS X that supports intel cpu's I see their end soon. So they should start making better programs with less errors.
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