Micromax Yureka Is the First 64-bit CyanogenMod-Based... - 2014-12-18 - You might be aware that device maker Micromax managed to score an exclusive deal with Cyanogen in India, which now left previous partners like OnePlus out in the cold...

A 64-bit Xiaomi phone passes through AnTuTu confirming... - 2014-12-18 - The rumor mill has been going crazy with the Xiaomi gossip, giving us reason enough to believe that up to two new, low-cost Xiaomi devices are on their way to market....

iOS 8 and 64-Bit Become Mandatory for iOS Developers - 2014-12-18 - Starting next year, Apple will require all new app submissions and all new updates to include support for 64-bit architectures (the A7 and A8 chips in the company's...

Windows 7 x64 or Windows 7 x86? My experiences with Vista 64-bit

Start64!I suppose many of you are already using Windows 7 RC in a productive environment. Most IT pros, however, will probably only switch to Windows 7 once they can get their hands on Windows 7 RTM. The first question will be whether to install Windows 7 x86 or Windows 7 x64, i.e. the 32-bit or 64-bit edition. This will be the topic for my next four articles. For today, I’ll just share the experience I’ve had with Vista x64. The next three posts will focus on Windows 7.


A while back, I asked the 64-bit vs. 32-bit question for Windows Vista and later tried to answer it in a more detailed manner in a series of articles. I covered performance, application compatibility, and hardware compatibility issues. German-speaking readers can also check out my article about the Vista x64 vs. Vista x86 issue in Computerwoche magazine. Since Windows 7 is mostly an evolutionary rather than revolutionary release, not so many things will change, and most of what can be said about Vista x64 also applies to Windows 7 x64.

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