Originally Posted by HeadRusch
And you don't know much about manners, Mr. 5 posts assumes he knows everything.
I went back and edited that, I didn't mean to be rude. Generally when I come across people that say "64bit doesn't get you anything" they don't know much about computers. Didn't mean it as an insult, just an observation.
Wow. All of that translates to....nothing. A barely perceptible 10% speed advantage over 32bit apps. Again, 64bit isn't buying you much.
64bit at the consumer level is still in it's infancy. It's not getting you twice the performance, but it is a setp in the right direction. If we hold onto 32bit we'll never move forward.
Well there you go, you're one of the .001% who needs 64bit computing.
The question was why more people aren't moving to 64 bit Vista, and the answer remains: Because it doesn't really buy you much of anything.
I beta tested Vista since it was available. I know Vista pretty well, and I know what it does well and what it doesn't. I can tell you that 32bit Vista runs slower and has more bugs/issues than 64bit now. Once the driver issues were cleared up 64bit is a great OS(for home use, it still sucks for business/corporate use) and is much faster than 32bit Vista. I have moved a number of people over from 32bit to 64bit that had 4GB or less memory and they all noticed an increase in OS performance. Apps aren't going to run any better unless they're coded in 64bit, but there aren't many of those currently. The operating system does run much faster in 64bit though, I can attest to that.
I'll go one further...the move to Vista was a poor one. XP is still a much better OS (IMHO) than Vista, and I'm very glad I didn't bother moving to it.
Everyone has their opinions. I like Vista better than XP, but not by any huge amount. I mostly like it for the gui changes(maybe I'm a closet Mac fan?), but I use both XP and Vista on a daily basis. There is a bit of a learning curve with Vista, but it's going to be that way with any new OS.
We'll see what the next iteration holds...until such time, I can live without the 10% performance increase.
If you're hoping for a huge change with Windows 7 don't hold your breath, it's a Vista rewrite. I hope it fixes the lingering issues with Vista, but I was really hoping 7 would have been a fresh start. Unfortunately that is not to be.
And I know I'm a newb here, but I've been around PC's for a while. I'm no guru, but I'm a Systems Engineer by day and a hardware junkie by night. I know my way around a computer pretty well.
That said every board is different and I should have been more respectful in my original post, I apologize.