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Windows 8 x64 only?

  1. #101


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7


    Honestly, there should be a 64 bit only Windows by now. All, if not most, computers that are coming out HAVE 64 bit systems installed. Already, Windows is behind Apple in developing 64 bit. Snow Leopard is, what, 64 bit only, and the Lion is coming out soon. Microsoft could possibly see their operating systems become obsolete if they dont push forward for a 64 bit system.

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  2. #102


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,381
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Apple and Linux have x64 and x64 browsers. But Apple is an all in one provider, so they can make x64, and provide the x64 apps. Linux is open source, so x64 apps become available. Miscosoft however, is in the software business. So they walk the line of not wanting to alienate x86 users and all the apps they have purchased, and wanting to sell new x64 apps. Most program developers would switch to x64 if that was clearly the direction they had to go. By making x64 OS that easily use x86 apps, there isn't nearly as much motivation to write for x64. By the time they all do, we will be on to 128bit? A Guy
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  3. #103


    Yucaipa, California, USA
    Posts : 130
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ WMC x64


    I'm not quite understanding your point. Microsoft creates both flavors of x86 and x64. So really there is no reason to argue about it. If you want 64 bit then go ahead and use 64 bit. Its all about money. Want more customers, give the customers a wide range of options.
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  4. #104


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,381
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
    I'm not quite understanding your point. Microsoft creates both flavors of x86 and x64. So really there is no reason to argue about it. If you want 64 bit then go ahead and use 64 bit. Its all about money. Want more customers, give the customers a wide range of options.
    The point is the title of the thread, "Windows 8 x64 only?". I use x64, but I was speaking to what this thread is about, lol. A Guy
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  5. #105


    Singapore
    Posts : 1
    Win 8 Pro 64bit with Media Center


    I'm all for x64.
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  6. #106


    Mauritius
    Posts : 545
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    32-bit is now too obsolete, MS should stop producing it
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  7. #107


    Buckinghamshire
    Posts : 99
    Windows 7 Professional 64- bit


    So will Windows 8 be 64-bit ?
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  8. #108


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post

    I was a early adopter of Vista & without giving it much thought I bought a system with only 1GB RAM, such a terrible experience which I don't wish to repeat again.
    If you thought 1GB was bad - you should have tried it with 512mb

    My sisters laptop only had 512mb until I added more. It was bloody painful to use...

    A lot of 'Vista Ready' PC's were being sold when 512mb was the 'norm' at the time. In hindsight, no wonder some people actually had legitimate complaints about Vista .





    Quote Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
    I'm not quite understanding your point. Microsoft creates both flavors of x86 and x64. So really there is no reason to argue about it.
    Well, tbh there is.

    If you want 64 bit then go ahead and use 64 bit. Its all about money. Want more customers, give the customers a wide range of options.
    The problem being that by keeping customers happy - it has seriously hampered the proper advancement of native x64 usage.

    There has to be a cut off point somewhere.
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  9. #109


    The average consumer pc is being shipped with between 2-4 Gb of ram and 250GB+ HDDs. I feel that this would be a great time to drop x86. Thanks to WOW32 we can emulate 32bit programs.
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  10. #110


    Posts : 28
    Windows 7 64 Bit


    Yeah, i would imagine by the time Windows 8 is released 32 bit will be dead in the water and everyone can just move on.
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