RIP 32-bit

As if we needed any more proof. HAPPY 64-BIT HALLOWEEN


Streets & Trips 2006 (with GPS Locator)

This is really a neat product. I’ve used it on my way from LAX to the hotel in LA during PDC. Actually we used it on a co-workers 32-bit laptop. I liked it so much that I decided to go and buy it at the MS company story. SOLD OUT. I had to wait 4…

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Have you been called a laggard recently?

Have you been called a laggard recently? I have been called a straggler by my SO and I’d better not tell you the reason why… In some areas the transition to 64-bit native Windows computing is happening very fast, in others not. If you are a developer and work in one of these fast paced…

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Citrix announces x64 offering

http://www.computerworld.com/hardwaretopics/hardware/server/story/0,10801,105292,00.html: “If the system is installed on a two-processor, dual-core server running x86-based processors capable of either 64- or 32-bit, it should support approximately twice the number of users of a two-processor machine”, Citrix officials said. “That’s because it offers improved memory and application performance”, said Anthony Ricco, senior director of platform marketing at Citrix. Thanks…


LA power outage

And it was not caused by, like sharp tongues argued, the Itanium servers that Intel had turned on at the PDC just the same time as the power went out.

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PDC Calling

Last night I arrived in LA. Unfortunately too late to go to the Convention Center to check it out. This morning I got up early; couldn’t wait to go to the venue. Well, in a word, it is just amazing. I love to wander the Expo Hall before all the booths are set up and…


VMware Workstation beta to support 64-bit guests

Found this on: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=1830.Now this is cool (if it is true): “According to Rowland, one extremely cool feature of 5.5 is that, in a VMware-based system,  the host operating system doesn’t need to be a 64-bit operating system in order to run 64-bit guests.  In other words, as long as the underlying hardware has the…


AMD-Based Servers Strongly Considered as an Intel Alternative

As long as they run Windows :))BusinessWire reports: “TheInfoPro (TIP), www.TheInfoPro.net, has released Wave 1 of its Server Study. According to in-depth interviews with leading-edge Server professionals the Wintel (Windows-Intel) market stranglehold on x86 architecture servers may be broken. Users report newfound interest in adopting servers from IBM, HPQ, and Sun based on AMD’s Opteron…


Lists of 64-bit apps, drivers and hardware

Back after a long Labor Day weekend. Hope you used the long weekend to spend some “quality time” with families and friends! But I also hope you have spent some time at your favorite computer store  and checked out some cool 64-bit hardware – even bought some. Especially the 64-bit AMD stuff looks pretty affordable…

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keynote frenzy

Usually I attend mostly technical sessions at event I visit. This time it is different. I try to grab as many keynotes as possible. I am off for the keynote of Intel VP for Mobility, Sean Maloney.