Mozilla to release 64-bit Firefox to stable channel in... - 2015-07-30 - Firefox users who prefer a 64-bit version of the web browser instead of a 32-bit version on Windows will be able to install and use a 64-bit stable channel version...

Intel Rolls Out Iris and HD Graphics Driver... - 2015-07-30 - Intel has just made available a new Iris and HD Graphics driver, namely version 10.18.15.4256, which includes compatibility with Microsoft’s 64-bit architecture of...

Huawei G8 Officially Unveiled with 64-Bit Snapdragon 615... - 2015-07-27 - Huawei's mid-range Android smartphone G8 has been spotted at TENAA last week and we thought it will take the Chinese company a few weeks to officially unveil the device.

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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