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Old 07-23-2004, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I use XP, or use the beta version free from Windows?

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Which beta version? You mean Longhorn? It's called a 'Beta' hence means lots of bugs. I recommend just using XP.

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Old 07-23-2004, 10:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the same processor.. im gonna stick with XP till the retail version of it comes out.
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Old 07-23-2004, 11:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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U should wait until 64 bits window XP come up only it can show the performance of your 64bits cpu. But temporary, just stick on the 32 bits window XP.

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sounds good
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Make that XP Pro, or you will regret it
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Longhorn is delayed until 2006, and my friend tested on his machine, (Beta), took 15 minutes to load.

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Old 07-25-2004, 01:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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hi guys:
Just a quick quesition here. What are the differences between a 32 bits and 64 bits machine?
Are those bits relating to the CPU or memory? What do those bits for?

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Old 07-25-2004, 10:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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or u could go with the classic MS Dos
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Old 07-25-2004, 05:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi figo2476,
32 bit or 64 bit simply means the size of data a processor can handle simultaneously. A 32 bit processor will have 32 data lines and 62 bit processor will have 62 data lines.
Let me give a very simple example.
Suppose u have a 2 bit processor. Now u may know that data in computers is represented as 0 or 1. Now suppose all u have to do using this processor is add numbers. U can add any two numbers provided they are in the range of 0, 1, 2, 3 as only these fours may be represented in binary using 2 bits (0=00, 1=01, 2=10, 3=11). Suppose if u need to add 14 an 12 (14=1110, 12=1100), u will need a 4 bit processor since 12 and 14 cant be represented using 2 bits in binary. They need 4 bits.
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