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Old 08-07-09, 10:53 PM   #97
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I still think it is absolutely retarded that Microsoft made BOTH versions for 7. Should have gone exclusively 64-bit.
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Old 08-07-09, 11:20 PM   #98
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I still think it is absolutely retarded that Microsoft made BOTH versions for 7. Should have gone exclusively 64-bit.
As a laptop and netbook owner that don't support x64 I am extremely glad they didn't. Windows 7 runs amazing on both machines, both machines that couldn't run Vista. So I'd be left running XP or Linux.

I have 2 desktops running Win7 x64 - but my other two machines still needed an x86 OS. Its great that you only need x64, but there are millions of computers and their owners out there extremely happy there is an x86 version of MS's latest Operating System. Its not all about you.
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I still think it is absolutely retarded that Microsoft made BOTH versions for 7. Should have gone exclusively 64-bit.
It was the plan many years ago, but not time for it yet. Perhaps next OS will be a 64-bit only release, at least that is what Microsoft is looking into (there are news about 64-bit only Windows 8, but nothing is final of course).

Windows Server 2008 R2 does not have a 32-bit version any more.
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Windows Server 2008 R2 does not have a 32-bit version any more.
yap, maybe windows 8 finally will be 64bit, that should push software developers to finally start making more 64bit apps
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yap, maybe windows 8 finally will be 64bit, that should push software developers to finally start making more 64bit apps
With the high system specs required of Vista there are millions of XP machines begging for a new OS. MS would have shot themselves in the foot to not deliver an x86 right now. Netbook sales are strong and MS doesnt want to miss out on that. Also you now have millions of potential customers to upgrade their OS on older PCs, that Vista would've never been able to run on. Windows 7 gives machines capable of running XP new life, but only delivering an x64 version would've alienated all those potential sales.

I have a feeling x86 isn't going anywhere for awhile. Its not just about the apps.
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It depends. Maybe Microsoft will offer a different OS for Netbooks then.

By going 64-bit only, Microsoft forces the pace for desktop computers, which in my opinion is good. They already have a solution for Virtual XP on Windows 7, allowing it to run older software.
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It depends. Maybe Microsoft will offer a different OS for Netbooks then.

By going 64-bit only, Microsoft forces the pace for desktop computers, which in my opinion is good. They already have a solution for Virtual XP on Windows 7, allowing it to run older software.

With a Google OS coming it's doubtful MS will just give up on selling an OS for netbooks.
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Yeah, that is why they could offer a separate OS for Netbooks and similar like I said.

I don't think they want to limit desktop PC development just because they have to make Windows 8 run well on netbooks. Especially not if netbook sales slows down.
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It depends. Maybe Microsoft will offer a different OS for Netbooks then.
for netbooks, nettops and other power power pcs, MS should make something like windows lite version, just like they have windows mobile for phones.

seperate from standard desktop OS, so these low power system doesn't slow down progress
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I still think it is absolutely retarded that Microsoft made BOTH versions for 7. Should have gone exclusively 64-bit.
Considering Office isn't even out in 64 bit yet it might be a little bit soon to completely swap the os.

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for netbooks, nettops and other power power pcs, MS should make something like windows lite version, just like they have windows mobile for phones.

seperate from standard desktop OS, so these low power system doesn't slow down progress
I'd have to agree. Maybe Windows 7 will become their "lite" edition in the future when Windows 8 comes out. It's still funny that every processor since 2003 has been 64 bit capable until atom came out. 6 years later 64 bit is still in its infancy and Intel takes a step backward.
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Considering Office isn't even out in 64 bit yet it might be a little bit soon to completely swap the os.
what wouldn't be a issue. 64bit os can still have 32bit app backwards support.
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