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Hype and possibly More: Hype... Win 8

Post by y eye » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:41 pm

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Windows News: Windows 8 Details Emerge - October 27, 2009

"The version of Windows that succeeds Windows 7 will include a 128-bit architecture,
according to an embarrassing leak from Microsoft's research and development team in the US.

The full article and following links are Here: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/a ... merge.html

Making the Transition from XP to the Windows 7 Interface Windows - October 27, 2009
Windows 7 is here and many users are making the switch to the new operating system.
The majority of users will be moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 and there are some significant changes in the user interface they need to understand. "

Windows 7: Made By A Lie
People who believe the ads--that Windows 7 was "made by me"--will believe anything. So try this: Windows 7 was "made" by people who hated Windows Vista.

Windows 7's Spotty Driver Support
Spotty support for networked all-in-one printers in particular may be a testing, QA, and certification issue; some notebook drivers aren't yet available either.

More: Hype http://www.pcworld.com/news.html?cat=1754
Win 8? Server 8... Maybe that is what's happening to Azure.
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Re: Hype and possibly More: Hype... Win 8

Post by Major_A » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:33 pm

Great, so if we are to believe this story MS will come out with 32, 64 and 128 bit versions of Windows. I said this at the Vista launch and I'll say it again, they should never have made a 32 bit version of Vista and especially not Windows 7. Every CPU in the OEM sector, even the newer Atom processors and VIA CPUs, support 64 bit extensions. With two versions of the same software means less compatibility and less innovation. How many useful apps are there TODAY that are 64 bit compatible? Sometimes the people in charge have to force innovation down our throats. If they care so much about compatibility then why did they screw over Windows 3.1 users when Windows 95 came out and was 32 bit only?

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Re: Hype and possibly More: Hype... Win 8

Post by spitter » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:20 pm

So what advantage do you gain from going from 32 bit to 64 bit, speed??, more colorful display??, better quality sound?? Until there is a real advantage to go to 64 bit, it's just bloatware.

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Re: Hype and possibly More: Hype... Win 8

Post by KnightRid » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:49 am

spitter wrote:So what advantage do you gain from going from 32 bit to 64 bit, speed??, more colorful display??, better quality sound?? Until there is a real advantage to go to 64 bit, it's just bloatware.
most of it is behind the scenes - going from 32 bit memory addresses to 64 bit is a nice boost!

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Re: Hype and possibly More: Hype... Win 8

Post by Major_A » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:45 am

Windows ME was just 98 SE with new icons. Windows users got complacent with the longevity of XP. MS makes operating systems first and foremost, that's their bread and butter. I wouldn't be surprised if here on out they try to push out a new OS every 2-3 years.

128 bit software would allow more "computing" per CPU cycle. This is why 64 bit programs run faster than 32 bit programs. So in theory 128 bit programs will be faster than 64 bit programs.

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Re: Hype and possibly More: Hype... Win 8

Post by w00fd06 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:20 pm

Sorry for being so slow here D:

but wasn't one of the reasons for not ditching 32-bit on Seven just upgrading? (yeah, they still should have ditched it on vista) but i thought that there were a slew of issues with upgrading from 32-bit vista to 64-bit Seven for those "non-power users".

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Re: Hype and possibly More: Hype... Win 8

Post by Major_A » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:17 pm

My understanding is you can not upgrade any 32 bit to 64 bit version of Windows. Just like you can't upgrade a 64 bit version of Vista to 32 bit Win 7. The fact that most OEM manufacturers are installing 32 bit OS' is killing the development of 64 bit applications.

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