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Subject:Geek sanity check #2
Time:08:29 am
Chit. I just realized that if I go the i7 route I kinda have to go to Vista 64. Yes?
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dmorr
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Time:2009-05-29 03:47 pm (UTC)
You could hold out for windows 7, I guess.
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Mark Rafn [dagon.net]
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Time:2009-05-29 04:14 pm (UTC)
If you're going to have more than 3GB or so of RAM, you'll want a 64-bit OS.

Even if you get eleventy billion thingies of RAM, you can still run 32-bit windows, it just won't actually use more memory than it can address. It does give you the option to postpone the 64-bit upgrade until you feel like it.

Windows 7 still has the 32- and 64-bit versions separate, and will likely have most of the same driver availability problems that vista does for awhile. However, it's free (to use) for a year or so, so you can try both and see if it's worth the fancy one yet. http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Windows-7/download.aspx
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whipartist
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Time:2009-05-29 04:32 pm (UTC)
Not really. The whole reason for doing this is to run Photoshop with as much gofast as possible.
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prock
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Time:2009-05-29 06:27 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, you'd still have to use linux.
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prock
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Time:2009-05-29 10:12 pm (UTC)
Somehow, I'm not sold.
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ts4z
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Time:2009-05-29 08:01 pm (UTC)
Fast Photoshop -> more RAM -> 64-bit everything with as much RAM as you can get.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-05-29 08:07 pm (UTC)
The system I'm looking at has 12GB of ram. That's probably enough for now.
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prock
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Time:2009-05-29 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the 32-bit version of XP will work just fine. You could also try the 64-bit version of XP if you are so inclined, although driver support is not as diverse.
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787style
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Time:2009-05-29 07:44 pm (UTC)
Just grab the RC of Windows 7 64-bit for free...

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx
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