64bit vs. 32bit

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigiffo, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. bigiffo macrumors member

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    I have heard a lot of fuss about 64 bit. Will leopard be fully 64 bit and will 32 bit programs work?
     
  2. osirisX macrumors regular

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    Leopard is fully 64 Bit and it supports 32 Bit applications.
     
  3. bigiffo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, One more thing, does Bootcamp support 64bit vista and will 64bit vista support 32bit programs?
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    64-bit Vista supports 32-bit programs, but not 32-bit drivers. Unfortunately there's a lot of Windows "programs" that are a collection of both, so quite a large amount of Windows software doesn't currently work properly on the 64-bit versions.

    At the moment the bundled Boot Camp drivers from Apple are 32-bit, so unless you want to run around and get all the 64-bit drivers yourself, you're better off installing 32-bit Vista on a Mac. The hardware itself supports both.
     
  5. bigiffo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I'll call them Apps to save using the microsoft word Program. Really, what happened to the "me"!
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    Yet another AmericaniZation I suppose :D
     
  7. bigiffo thread starter macrumors member

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    I suppose Britain isn't the centre of the technology world.
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    In English English, two different words... one for computer program, that's the way it's always been. The other for a schedule of events.
     
  9. bigiffo thread starter macrumors member

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    If you want to get really picky!
    :eek:
    Anglo-English can be a little annoying sometimes!
     
  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You're in London... Coming to the picnic? Link in my sig. :)
     
  11. bigiffo thread starter macrumors member

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    07.07.07. Wish I could, I'll be away:( :( :( :(
    Any reason in particular for choosing that date!!!!!
    Hehe
     
  12. bigiffo thread starter macrumors member

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    I WANT THE IPHONE NOW!! I will hopefully have one in my pocket by then. :cool: :cool: :D
     
  13. iSee macrumors 68040

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    The U.S. is the center of the technology world. I'm not sure about the centre, though--maybe India?
     
  14. clevin macrumors G3

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    oh, for example, what are the apps that fit the decription?

    anyway, Yes, Vista does NOT support 32-bit drivers for most hardwares, and unfortunately most hardware drivers are now 32-bit..

    Its very nice apple doesn't need to face too many hardware drivers. i just wondering, leopard is delayed several months, and apple need to make 64-bit drivers anyway, why they can't make 64-bit drivers for bootcamp?
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    Virus checkers and CD authoring software come immediately to mind. Anything that needs greater than the standard user-level access.
     
  16. clevin macrumors G3

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    games?
     
  17. Queso macrumors G4

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    Never play games on Windows so can't comment there :)
     
  18. clevin macrumors G3

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    the reason I asked is that most modern games need acceleration of 3D graphic card. but, well, I don't have a 64-bit copy anyway, ..
     
  19. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Oh man I needed a good laugh today and yours did it for me.
     

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