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viernes, 19 de septiembre de 2008 23:53Propietario
The current version of My.Live.com was not built with 64-bit Windows in mind, however, it is on the radar for future updates. Unfortunately I can't provide an answer as to when that will be.
Jason Garza, Program Manager
sábado, 20 de septiembre de 2008 0:46Seems lots of programs do not work on x64 well. Itunes is an example, Live programs, MS Telescope, and there are many others.
I bought x64 Windows when it came out and found that my programs run fine. That's mainly because I avoided managed code. I use native calls, and can build fine for x86 or x64 with the same code.
I dislike .NET as it runs too slow for needs. So I stick to C++ as I often need to write code for non PC platforms.
I use a Sun E10K occasionally as it has 64 cores, 56 available. It has 64 GB of RAM so its useful for a few programs that do not run on the PC due to limited RAM problems etc.
Already a board has come to market that can use the 128 GB limit of XP x64. Its a quad processor board so I cannot use it, but the board has a PCIe x8 and a PCIe x16 slot so its useful for a workstation.
I was using Windows for a web server, until August updates caused it to stop working. So I dumped Windows and now use Linux for my production server. Microsoft updates were the problem.
Curiously, while 32-bit my Linux server can use 64 GB of memory. Only explanation is the use of the segment-registers. For this reason I am increasingly disappointed with Microsoft.
A 64-bit CPU should be able to use 18 exabytes of address space. So 128 GB is a big limitation.
To get iTunes to install I had to use ORCA to modify the MSI file to change the installer from Vista to x86. Checking the program after running it, its still a 32-bit program. So its a phoney 64-bit program.
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