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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2007, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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I was under the impression that Vista was to be a 64 bit OS. Having said that, why is the "free upgrade" 32?





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They have both 32 and 64 bit versions. While both have some limited software compatibility issues, the 64bit version has the same severe compatibility issues that the 64bit version of XP has. So I stuck with the 32bit, just to make my life a bit easier.



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They have both 32 and 64 bit versions. While both have some limited software compatibility issues, the 64bit version has the same severe compatibility issues that the 64bit version of XP has. So I stuck with the 32bit, just to make my life a bit easier.
Would you elaborate a little more on the compatibility issues w/ a 64 bit os.

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My advice for Vista: avoid like the plague.

Do a little research on Trusted Computing, TCPA, TPM, Palladium, etc... they're all related... research and you'll understand why I advise to avoid.

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My advice for Vista: avoid like the plague.

Do a little research on Trusted Computing, TCPA, TPM, Palladium, etc... they're all related... research and you'll understand why I advise to avoid.
So if I understand correctly, they(Microsoft) don't want to adhere to the standards set forth for security, privacy... They stalled as long as possible to get Vista out to avoid adherence to the rules.

Does this mean that it "can do and not do" whatever it wants in relation to compatibility w/ other software?

Will it monitor and send/receive info w/ Microsoft about how you use your computer w/out your expressed permission?

I would like an opinion from someone in the know please.





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Would you elaborate a little more on the compatibility issues w/ a 64 bit os.

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http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/...4_preview2.asp

A decent read. A bit dated, but as of about 6 months ago when I last used the x64 version of XP, things had only improved in the vendor-supplied driver arena. But even that isn't as good as one would hope. And Vista suffers the same issues mentioned in that article, plus the fewer (although still annoying) general software compatibility issues - most notably for me are some network drivers and all the major vendor VPN clients.



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