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#21 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

It's really not that bad. It just comes with more of the basics now, so you don't have to go out and find it all on your own. I guess it might be kinda bloated for linux though.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:16 AM

Windows 7, main OS
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Windows XP SP2
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:47 PM

Virtual Box is nice.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:59 PM

I'm using Windows XP. I find it to be the most stable and reliable even with this whole Windows 7 thing going on.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Windows XP is still a nice OS, but I've found 7 to be superior in every way so far.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:06 PM

Virtual Box is nice.

Yes it is very powerful tool
a lot of engineering softwares are not working at Win 7 platform

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:11 PM

Like what? Everything I use works great on windows 7.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:25 PM

I'm using Windows XP. I find it to be the most stable and reliable even with this whole Windows 7 thing going on.


When I got my first computer at twelve, it's operating system was WIndows XP.

Sure, it was good, and I enjoyed it, but as time went on it was time to upgrade.

Not saying you have too, but within this year I still would look into upgrading your operating system.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:28 PM

XP/Ubuntu on my netbook, Windows 7/CentOS on my desktop.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:26 PM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit on my main laptop, Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit on my other laptop.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

It always shocks me to see 32bit processors still in use. What kind is it?
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:41 PM

I haven't a clue, never bothered to check it out. I'd go check, but it's currently 3 hours away from me.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

:lol:

Well report back when you get closer to it please. :)
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

It always shocks me to see 32bit processors still in use. What kind is it?


??? whats wrong with 32bit cpu's ?

i use a p4 prescott 3.4 with 7½ gb usable memory
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

They are very out dated.

Also, 32 bit systems can only utilize 3GB of memory.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:02 PM

3 and a bit no? If I am not mistaken. And they are not THAT outdated really, I mean not everyone has the cash to buy a new PC every 2 or 3 years, I got my machine just about 1 1/2 years now and I had the choice between 32 and 64, so back then 32 bit processors were not that uncommon to be sold.

In my opinion everything that works is good.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

Actually, with some kernel file tweaking, Windows and Linux can use up to 64GB of RAM with a 32-bit processor.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:22 PM

Honestly though, most programs still don't utilize 64-bit processors enough to make it a massive requirement. I prefer them simply because a few of the games I play play much better on them.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:38 PM

3 and a bit no? If I am not mistaken. And they are not THAT outdated really, I mean not everyone has the cash to buy a new PC every 2 or 3 years, I got my machine just about 1 1/2 years now and I had the choice between 32 and 64, so back then 32 bit processors were not that uncommon to be sold.

In my opinion everything that works is good.

Yeah, it's a little over 3, but 3 is normally what's quoted.


Actually, with some kernel file tweaking, Windows and Linux can use up to 64GB of RAM with a 32-bit processor.

But how many people actually do that? :P
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:47 AM

i run linux 32bit, i have 7½ gb usable memory,

linux can use up to 64gb, macs can use up to 32gb

windows 2000 can use up to 32gb and 2003 can use up to 64gb,

there is an xp that can only use 512mb, a vista for 1gb and win7 for 2gb,

the limit is a windows thing, even with 64bit cpu there is a limit,
for instance vista home and win7 home can only use 16gb,

so, in essence, my linux flies like a fox with a red hot poker shoved up its jacksy
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