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#1 Linoman


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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:27 AM

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First of all I must apologize to everyone, for the lack of newsletters this year. 2007 has been a hectic year for most of us, I hope that from next year we will be able to publish regular monthly news letters again.


Windows Vista

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Fair enough Windows Vista was released in late 2006, however 2007 has seen a lot of improvements, disappointments and down right outrage from consumers over Vista.
Below are some very interesting threads concerning Vista (x64bit.net)

Enable Boot-Screen
Pirates Released Cracked Vista
Vista Upgrade Install Workaround
List of Vista Services

(External Latest Vista News)

Vista Does Not Wear Well
Vista Now Sold In China
Thoughts on MiniWin

Mac OS X Leopard

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The latest operating system to come from Apple Inc, has been met with mixed emotions. Although looking at the latest news that surrounds the hype their is a lot of negative publicity. Here at x64bit.net we have not reviewed this new OS yet, but never fear in our never ending search to bring you the lastest IT news. Below are external links that will bring you up to speed on the latest OS.

Apple's Mac OS X Leopard fully unveiled
Leopard's Disappearing Data Spots
Mac OS X firewall blocks Skype and online gamers
Security site knocks spots off Mac OS X Leopard firewall
Mac OS X 10.5.1 on the way, everyone dies of shock


Here at x64bit.net we could not have a list of new exciting IT products in 2007 without including the Iphone. The links below explain themselves.

Iphone Review
Daily Iphone News

Ubuntu 7x

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Another milestone for Ubuntu was the release of Gutsy Gibbon. Below are reviews everything from Ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10.

(K)ubuntu 7.04 (AMD 64)
Ubuntu installed through Wubi
Ubuntu 7.10 (Studio)

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A special welcome to all our new staff members and of cause our new members. We thank each and everyone of you.

Until part 2 of this newsletter. Keep well

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#2 Adler


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:34 AM

Hi All,

I remember the rush to 64-Bit computing, now it is dual / quad core processors. There aren't enough 64-Bit applications, or Operating Systems to get me excited about 64-Bit.

I've tried M$ Vi$TA, but have stayed by Linux - Linux Mint Cassandra to be exact for the last 6 months.

Oh, I do run several Web Sites, and Forums, plus Blogs.

For me 64-Bit was only a marketing ploy.


Edited by Adler, 16 November 2007 - 02:36 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:55 AM

I tend to disagree a with you. 64 bit chips are mainstream now. Mostly all the chips made today are 64bit, singles, duals and quads. Eventually the 32bit will be phased out.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 03:08 AM

View PostAdler, on Nov 15 2007, 06:34 PM, said:

Oh, I do run several Web Sites, and Forums, plus Blogs.

so... :)


For me 64-Bit was only a marketing ploy.

indoor plumbing also had such rebukes...

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 03:12 AM

Nice Lino :D I look forward to these Newsletters :) Many thx.

It HAS been one hell of a year, mostly dominated by Vista I would say. It gets a lot of bad press and that makes good news for some ;) but it has made good reading this year, and I guess us users have learned a lot in the process, so not all bad ;)

I have installed Vista (in various flavours) on 16 systems this year and on 9 I have reinstalled XP by request. That tells me something, but each to their own. Disappointment is the main reason, along with nothing forthcoming as regards SP1.

On a side note, I have enjoyed playing with a new Windows OS, regardless of its faults and shortcomings. :lol:

Adler has a point.

64bit computing seems to have taken a 'back seat' these months. Lack of support being the main reason I suspect?

On a good note..........:christo:

The G80 was born.

What an end to the year gaming wise! Spoilt for choice and so rich in variety. I cant recall a year with so many releases and so many leaps in technology, and I doubt there may be one again? but I so hope so :)

We will be here 2008 X64bit!!!


#6 Linoman


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 05:18 AM

Personally I have found that 64 bit technology is more stable, reliable and even faster. However you need a newer system, nothing older than +-18 months. If you make sure that all your hardware is supported by your 64 bit operating system of choice (Windows or Linux) then you will not have problems.

When it comes to running 32 bit programs, most 64 bit operating systems tend to run them, and may I add pretty well. I was reading an old A+ book, (2001 release) and how back then, what type of problems that were expected for 64 bit systems. When you see the progress thats been made since then, its remarkable.

I know when I got my dual core PC last year, I struggled with 64 bit software, however I kept in mind that it would take a few months. So for about 6 months I stuck with 32 bit operating systems, such as XP and Vista. Recently I moved permanently to XP x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64 and I could never go back to a 32 bit system.

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