"(yes, xp 64 bit exists, but its a dead end product)"
I do not know why this common misconception is repeated again and again here on
You're joking right? 64-bit Linux has way less issues with driver compatibility than does any version of 64-bit Windows. I can't even think of a driver that doesn't work on 64-bit Linux.
Yeah, he is joking or trolling. Installation of drivers under x64 Linux is far easier then on 64-bit Windows (for me even 32-bit windows fetch-the-driver and install procedure is tiresome comparing to just-works Ubuntu way). But there is some stuff that works with Win64 and not with Linux, i.e., I didn't manage to have audio over HDMI on Ubuntu (which "just worked" in Vista x64).
I remember back in the mid-nineties (couldn't find the story on Google with a cursory search) when Toyota Corp forced a man named Toyota to give up the domain name he had registered long before, toyota.com.
Are you sure this was about Toyota? Maybe you are referring to Nissan... but the domain is still not own by the motor company...
If you are not tied to any specific type of DRM check out Hanlin V3 (or perhaps V9). Check this site for more info on both of them.
I bought V3 about a year ago and I am very happy with it. Bonus points: it does run linux (but there is some problem with releasing sources), it has SDK... But what is most important: there is the OpenInkpot project .
I could paste a sticker on my ass that says "bowling pin capable", and though that may be technically true, it would still hurt pretty bad.
True. But should you advertise your "product"
Did you install Ubuntu 64?
Did you clean format before your Vista 64 upgrade?
Yes. I did format ntfs partition. I had Ubuntu installed on second partition before reinstalling Vista...
Note: installation of Ubuntu did not remove my ability to boot into Vista, but Vista did remove my ability to run Ubuntu.I do not think that fixing an MBR should be a part of installation procedure
Does Ubuntu run all of the software that Vista runs, once installed properly?
Does Vista run all of the software that Ubuntu runs, once installed properly?
For me this is the reverse of your problem. I have some software that does not run as efficiently under windows as under linux... or does not run at all...
Perhaps you'll find it amusing, but I do not use anything under windows that does not run under linux as well or better. But not the other way around.
What's the point of having a 64bit address space if most of your applications are 32bit and you probably don't have enough RAM to even hit the 32bit ceiling anyway?
I do have more RAM then that. And I wrote software that needs huge amount of RAM (heavy data processing). I already had a situation when 6 gb of RAM was not enough...
I expected trouble. If I did not know what I was trying to do, then I would fire up a recovery disk as soon as first issue occurred. But I did expect more troubles from Ubuntu, not Windows. As remmel noticed - Toshiba does not support Ubuntu either and I had it running in less then an hour.
On the other hand - I suspect that all the same troubles would occur with x86 version of Vista. One thing would be easier - I would be able to download all the drivers from one place... assuming that I did want to have outdated radeon drivers (and having it up to date does require manual patching of the ati/amd drivers!) and I could download them at all (wifi issue).
Most of the hardware (maybe all of it) has drivers for x64. And some drivers (f.e., wifi) in x86 part of Toshiba web page are actually for both architectures.
And what's the point of having 64bit processor running 32bit OS?
One last thing - notebook does have "Windows Vista" sticker on it. I suppose it is "Vista capable" then, is it not? Then why the installation of Vista was such a pain?
In my opinion they are right.
The problem with Vista -now- really is primarily PR.
The launch kinks have mostly been worked out.
I've heard that one before.
The driver situation has significantly improved.
Which is why, last time I did a Vista install, both the printer and network drivers mysteriously disappeared a week later, only to mysteriously reappear the next day. New equipment, with Vista certified drivers, btw.
I'll add something to this. Yesterday I installed Vista (Business x64) on my new laptop (Toshiba A300). The original Vista (Home Premium x86) kind of worked - but I did not manage to remove all the crap software that come with it.
Installation took almost whole day... and still not everything is working. First, Toshiba does not support x64 version of Vista. So I had to jump around internet in a search for drivers (thankfully I had another computer to do just that - both network cards [wifi and wired] did not work out of the box). I even had to apply some patch to original ati drivers to get my graphics card working!
Compare it with installation of Ubuntu on the same machine. After 40 minuts almost everything was working, I had 3d acceleration and wobbly windows
To conclude - Vista still has some serious problems with drivers. It is even more humiliating, because Ubuntu works like a charm in comparison to Vista...
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..." -- Isaac Asimov