Breaking Platform Limitations

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2012-Mar-01 | Tags: memoryprogramingwow64

Start64!Engineering has done a yeoman’s job of delivering an almost feature complete 64-bit compatible compiler and runtime platform - One of the innovative new features in the PowerBuilder 12.5.1 release is its ability to deploy PowerBuilder .NET code to run in 64-bit mode on 64-bit Windows platforms.

Start64!Internal Microsoft notes reveal new information about "MoBro" (Modern Browser) and a 64-bit only "Enhanced Protected Mode" - Yesterday, I stumbled upon what appears to be presentation notes from an undisclosed "IE readiness meeting" that took place between the IE leads and Eric Lawrence, Product Manager on the IE team, just weeks after the 2011 BUILD conference.

Start64!Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server "8" Beta.

Uninstall Tool 3.1 Gets 64-bit Version

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2012-Feb-29 | Tags: install

Start64!Crystal Idea released a new build for their uninstaller, Uninstall Tool. The latest revision brings to the table a couple of new features, one of them being the 64-bit version of the program remover.

Start64!Struggling with slow speeds downloading the Windows 8 Consumer Preview? You're not alone. But here's one tip: why not consider heading the route of peer-to-peer networking and grab a torrent of the 64-bit ISO?

Start64!Microsoft PlayReady technology is optimized for the mobile industry to support the growth of online content services, and includes features designed to make it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy mobile digital entertainment. This runtime allows PC based applications to access PlayReady content using the PlayReady PC Runtime API.

Start64!While most x86 hardware shipping in the past few years has been x86_64-capable, Canonical has continued recommending the 32-bit version of Ubuntu Linux over the 64-bit version. With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" this will hopefully change where the 64-bit version becomes recommended as the default spin. In this article are some updated benchmarks showing the performance of the 32-bit versus 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Start64!While there are many of us enjoying the splendor that the 64-bit WoW client brings us, the upcoming patch 4.3.3 (which is likely to hit this week) will break this client. The 32-bit client will still work, however, and for the time being, everyone will need to use that.

Start64!We've finally made it to the ultra powerful SSE. I'm going to tackle all versions of SSE at once since they can collectively be viewed as a single ridiculously flexible instruction set. In this tutorial we're just doing theory. Looking at the registers and a little of the history of the instruction set. We'll also look at how C++ uses SSE registers to pass parameters...

Start64!Regardless of whether you're an Apple fan or not, by now you've likely heard the information about Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" that began making its rounds on the Internet since last week. But how's the performance of Mac OS X 10.8 and how will it compare to the competition on the Linux side, namely Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? In this article are our first benchmarks of the developer preview release of Mac OS X 10.8 compared to Mac OS X 10.7.3 and then Ubuntu 11.10 plus the latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS development snapshot.

Start64!The x32 effort, an undertaking to provide a native 32-bit ABI for x86_64 on Linux, is finally moving closer to fruition. Peter Anvin has published the set of x32 patches for the Linux kernel that are now up for review and comments.

Start64!Vulnerability Lab researchers identified a high risk memory corruption flaw that affects the 5.6.59.x versions of the popular messaging applications. By exploiting this flaw, an attacker could remotely crash a computer that’s running Windows 7 simply by sending a file from a Linux client.

Start64!In this tutorial we'll finish up looking at MMX. We'll examine how to get the remaining comparison operations from the "PCMPGT" and "PCMPEQ" to that are supplied.

Start64!VideoLAN says it is working on a major v2.0 update of VLC, the group's free, open-source media player software. The project is described as a complete rewrite, one which will add major features to different platforms. The Mac version, for instance, will gain Blu-ray playback, a native fullscreen mode in Lion, and an overhauled interface, closer in appearance to iTunes. Media formats, for instance, are situated in a left-hand column.

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