Preferably Windows XP. It is much more stable, much faster, less useless eye-candy.My school has a MSDNAA account which means I get a copy for free but I'm not sure which one I should pick for Bootcamp.
1. Vista Business 5CD
2. Vista Business DVD
3. Vista Business DVD 64bit
Where does it say that?Apple only supports the 32-bit version, presumably only on DVD.
A bona fide full version of Microsoft Windows: XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2, WIndows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate. (No upgrade or multi-disc versions).
...They really need to put that on the first page.A bona fide full, 32-bit, single-disc version of Microsoft Windows: Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2, WIndows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Vista Ultimate.
what is the difference between the 32 and 64 bit versions?
Most of the heavy lifting for 3D rendering is offloaded to the graphics processor, so the floating point advantage that 64 bit has may not have much of an impact. Games that do a lot of physics calculations may see some gain.Go for 64Bits only if you are sure all your hardwares support it, the gain boost in games and 3d render will be dramatically different.
There is numerous test that show 64 bit version of Vista render 3D a lot faster then 32 bit. If a program is using 64 bit, you will see the different. You don't see much different with Adobe Photoshop CS3 because there is still no 64 bit version. Even Adobe Photoshop CS3 is a 32 bit program, there been report that Adobe Photoshop CS3 run faster on 64 bit version of OS. In conclusion, if program and games are 64 bit, you will notice the speed gain.Most of the heavy lifting for 3D rendering is offloaded to the graphics processor, so the floating point advantage that 64 bit has may not have much of an impact. Games that do a lot of physics calculations may see some gain.
For non-floating point operations, the 64 bit and 32 bit versions have essentially the same performance.
What's the point? You're not going to notice any difference between the versions, apart from having potential trouble with drivers.I've got a Macbook Pro and I'm going to dual boot it with Vista Ultimate (I got it at the Microsoft store so it was cheap!). Has anyone tried 64-bit? Sure, I will be missing some Apple drivers, but as long as most stuff works then I won't worry. Has anyone tried it?