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Windows Xp Pro x64

by martinozekin / September 8, 2006 12:21 AM PDT

is it a good idea for me to upgrade from xp home to windows xp pro x64, and what things do i have to take into consideration? My hardware is all good, im just worried about my drivers.. is there any issues with Windows Xp x64 that i should know about ?

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In the Linux forum?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 12:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows Xp Pro x64

I'll write no to your question. If you can't answer your question it's my opinion you will be unhappy with XP 64.

"sny issues with Windows Xp x64 that i should know about ?"

- Drivers.
- Few firewalls and antivirus offerings.

In regards to drivers, the issue is simple. Microsoft doesn't write, supply or find them for you. That's for you to hunt them down. I wish that was not true.


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Stay with Win32, or better yet move to 32-bit Linux!
by 3rdalbum / September 8, 2006 8:32 PM PDT
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64-bit isn't ready for the desktop :-P

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Just ready for my desktop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 11:51 PM PDT

64 bit in linux is nice here.


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Same thought as Robert.
by ahtoi / September 11, 2006 12:18 AM PDT

If you have the 64bit hardware then go with linux x64, which I am about to take the plunge.

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