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  • Blog Post: One more good reason to go 64-Bit

    On Windows. Yesterday Adobe announced that the latest Adobe Creative Suite 4 will come with full 64-bit support to your Windows Vista or XP. The suite is expected to ship next month. I’m a PC or what?
  • Blog Post: Installing Vista on a MacBook Air

    Unable to resist I got myself a shiny, slim new MacBook Air (MBA). While I am used to Mac OS X, I wanted it to run Vista so I can also take it to work. My MBA has a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and a 64GB solid state drive and I bought a SuperDrive . Here's how I installed Vista and why I did it 3 (three...
  • Blog Post: 64-bit - Coming to your Home/Office/Desktop/Server soon

    I have it already you might say. But are you leveraging the 64-bit power by running a native 64-bit OS? Probably on a server but not on a workstation yet. Be it as it may. InformationWeek has a nice article titled "With Latest Server, Microsoft Rides The 64-Bit Range". There's some food for...
  • Blog Post: When I'm 64

    Well, I have to admit I was a bit confused by the piece from Joe Wilcox : "During a speech this morning, Bill Laing, general manager of the Windows Server division, reiterated that, after 2008, Microsoft would only produce 64-bit operating systems. Windows Server 2008 will be Microsoft's last 32-bit...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft 64-bit website overhaul

    Microsoft has updated its 64-bit website . Cool. check out the new layo ut and content. You will find up to date information about x64 and Itanium. In the recent past I had quite a few questions about our story on Itanium. This new website links to the appropriate information and makes it way easier...
  • Blog Post: Virtual PC 2007 had lift-off

    Virtual PC 2007 has RTM'ed (kinda same as lift-off). It is now available for free on the Microsoft download website . Some of the new features that will be available with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 are in VPC 2007: Support for hardware virtualization AMD-V and Intel-VT 64-bit host support (guest support...
  • Blog Post: Anitvirus for 64-bit for consumer

    Yeah, here we go. Long awaited and finally available for Vista 32-bit AND 64-bit. ITPRO has more. And the download on Symantec's web .
  • Blog Post: On moving Microsoft Update Downloads to x64

    Another great 64-bit story. Since a picture says more than 1,000 words, check out the image. In case you wonder about the less concurrent connections on 64-bit, read the complete article : "... Finally, our prediction of an increased number of concurrent connections was incorrect. Actually, the...
  • Blog Post: 64-Bit Insider Newsletter final issues posted

    Finally I was able to upload the missing 3 issues of the 64-bit Insider. Unfortunately they do not have the same fancy layout as the previous letters. But it is about the content, right? The 3 issues can be downloaded from www.64advantage.com or directly: Volume 1, Issue 13 , Advanced Optimization...
  • Blog Post: New Itanium doubles performance

    In an Intel press release you can read about Intel's promise to double the performance with the new Itanium generation. Read the full press release here . Quote: "They double the performance and lower energy requirements, improving performance per watt by 2.5 times compared to existing, single...
  • Blog Post: New Acer Ferraris available soon

    The new Acer Ferrari laptops are ante portas. (mouthwatering) images, technical details and speculations have been around for quite some time now. It is about time to get our hands on the new beats for a test ride. NotebookReview has details about the availability. End of July. All I can say, I sincerely...
  • Blog Post: Have you tried Vista yet? Part 2

    Download the stuff. Go, go, go . And make sure to give feedback. It is better than people make you think.Oh, and try the Media Center on 64–bit! Drivers? Yeah, the hunt is on. VW Pimp up your server – Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn”
  • Blog Post: Have you tried Vista yet?

    Sure you have. With all the hype about it, why shouldn’t you. But now the really important question: Have you tried the 64–bit version? Please, tell me why you haven’t! VW Pimp up your server – Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn”
  • Blog Post: Issue 9 of the 64-Bit Insider is available

    An Introduction to 64-bit Installers: Part 2. Continuing last week's part 1, the final part talks about yet another approach you can follow when working with installers that deploy 32-bit and 64-bit components: nested installers . Is is as always available in the Evidence section of 64-Bit Computing...
  • Blog Post: Dell to support AMD processors

    This is real exciting news. Dell said they will support the AMD Opteron later this year. MSN Money Reuters The Register Houston Chronicle Yeah! VW
  • Blog Post: Issue 8 of the 64-Bit Insider is available

    A new issue of the 64-bit Insider has just been posted. I am again late, sorry folks, but I believe it is worth the wait. This week we give an "Introduction to 64-bit Installers with Visual Studio 2005". It is a 2 pat document and the first part has been published on www.64advantage.com . It is also...
  • Blog Post: Issue 7 of the 64-Bit Insider is available

    Again a few days late but the new Insider newsletter is available on www.64advantage.com or as direct link . This week we deal with legacy 32-bit components in 64-bit Windows. We examine several ways you can support 32-bit COM libraries in 64-bit applications. Specifically, this newsletter presents...
  • Blog Post: Mix06 content is now available online

    All 52 MIX06 session videos are now available for online (and offline) viewing. Pls spread the news. Sessions here: http://sessions.mix06.com/ Blog stuff 's here: http://blog.mix06.com/blog/archive/2006/05/03/2367.aspx And here: http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson/archive/2006/05/03/589692.aspx ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft HPC Community Website is live

    The HPC team has just launched the new Windows HPC Community web site. This site will serve to provide vibrant community opportunities centered on the features outlined below. Blogs – currently there are three blogs including: · Developer Blog · IT Professional Blog · Applications Blog All...
  • Blog Post: Issue 6 of The 64-Bit Insider is available

    The latest version is available here . Direct link . Part 2 of the the 32-bit "WOW factor" in 64-bit Windows. WoW64 or Windows on Windows 64-bit, a set of DLLs suporting 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows. This week's Insider talks about WoW64 and a feature called filesystem redirection. Enjoy. Feedback...
  • Blog Post: Issue 5 of The 64-Bit Insider has been uploaded

    The latest version is available here . Direct link . This week it is about the 32-bit "WOW factor" in 64-bit Windows. WoW64 or Windows on Windows 64-bit, a set of DLLs suporting 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows. This week's Insider talks about WoW64 and a feature called filesystem redirection. The...
  • Blog Post: 64-bit Evidence

    Over the past months we have seen a significant uptake in 64-bit adoption. Since end of last year my team has executed almost 30 migration labs worldwide. One questions asked in each and every lab by almost all developers is about evidence. "Do you have any recent case studies?" "What do customer say...
  • Blog Post: x64 Primer

    Strange title for an article on "Everything You Need To Know To Start Programming 64-Bit Windows Systems". The recent MSDN Magazine published an article by Matt Pietrek on the very topic. His article discusses: Background on 64-bit versions of Windows Just enough x64 architecture...
  • Blog Post: Another issue of The 64-Bit Insider is available

    The 4. issue of the weekly 64-bit developer letter has been posted in the evidence section on http://www.64advantage.com . You can also download it directly but you will miss all the other interesting information on this website. This is the second part of the paper talking about using polymorphic data...
  • Blog Post: Asus-Lamborghini VX1 Notebook

    Gizmodo shows the soon be available Lamborghini laptop. But what is that, not even a 64-bit processor. Just a 32-bit Core Duo. True, a fantastic looking system. But I think Gizmodo is right: " Asus-Lamborghini VX1 Notebook: Costly Style, Second-Tier Performance ." USD 3000, what a price for only a 32...
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