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  • What is 64 bit? Beginners' guide

    Start64!There are people who can hardly wait to upgrade to it, while others already fear its novelty. There are people who expect an improvement in quality, while others do not make full use even of the existing capacities. There are people who use technical aspects as arguments, while others think that those mean-spirited marketing people have cooked up something again to get the money out of their pockets. Who is right? Who will benefit from the 64-bit technology, and who will not? After all, what is 64-bit?

  • DOS, 16 bit and 32 bit on 64bit systems

    Start64!Windows x64 offers 32-bit compatibility on user software level. It does not support 16-bit software any more. In terms of changeover, this is a similar situation as it was in case of the 32-bit changeover. This situation is, however, better by one aspect: now, compatibility of a new operating system is highly extendable by means of virtualisation. Although the original purpose of virtualisation, of course, was not the extension of compatibility, it is still a very good, often the only possibility to do it.

  • Are There Real Grounds for 64 Bits? A Point Left Out of Consideration

    Start64!Recently, I have read several articles analysing the current penetration of 64-bit systems and considering what can be expected in the future. There are many contrasting viewpoints here, and the conclusions reached also differ greatly. I see the place and opportunities of 64 bits from a somewhat different perspective; I think 64-bit computing today is in the position of gradual transition before a comprehensive break-through that is going to be inevitable as a result of technical progress.

  • A simple way to create a Windows Vista 64bit test environment

    Start64!Windows Vista Beta2 Build 5308 32 and 64-bit operating systems have recently been released. Now we extend the previously created 64-bit test environment with options of switching to the new systems.

  • How to set up a 64-bit test environment easily

    Start64!A new operating system has a lot of attractive features, and many would probably switch over to it at once if it offered that quantity of software from the time of its introduction that users have grown accustomed to. In the case of the 64-bit Windows, Microsoft promises full compatibility on the level of user programs.

  • 64 bits. What does it offer, and what does it not?

    Start64!Good question. And here is the answer in a single sentence: We have everything and still, we have nothing. Of course, this sounds cynical and highly biased. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. It will probably be best for us to take a look around. A detailed analysis 

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