One more good reason to go 64-Bit

On Windows. Yesterday Adobe announced that the latest Adobe Creative Suite 4 will come with full 64-bit support to your Windows Vista or XP. The suite is expected to ship next month. I’m a PC or what?


Installing Vista on a MacBook Air

Unable to resist I got myself a shiny, slim new MacBook Air (MBA). While I am used to Mac OS X, I wanted it to run Vista so I can also take it to work. My MBA has a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and a 64GB solid state drive and I bought a…


64-bit – Coming to your Home/Office/Desktop/Server soon

I have it already you might say. But are you leveraging the 64-bit power by running a native 64-bit OS? Probably on a server but not on a workstation yet. Be it as it may. InformationWeek has a nice article titled "With Latest Server, Microsoft Rides The 64-Bit Range". There’s some food for thought and…


When I’m 64

Well, I have to admit I was a bit confused by the piece from Joe Wilcox: “During a speech this morning, Bill Laing, general manager of the Windows Server division, reiterated that, after 2008, Microsoft would only produce 64-bit operating systems. Windows Server 2008 will be Microsoft’s last 32-bit OS.” Sometimes it is hard to…

Microsoft 64-bit website overhaul

Microsoft has updated its 64-bit website. Cool. check out the new layout and content. You will find up to date information about x64 and Itanium. In the recent past I had quite a few questions about our story on Itanium. This new website links to the appropriate information and makes it way easier to find…


Virtual PC 2007 had lift-off

Virtual PC 2007 has RTM’ed (kinda same as lift-off). It is now available for free on the Microsoft download website. Some of the new features that will be available with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 are in VPC 2007: Support for hardware virtualization AMD-V and Intel-VT 64-bit host support (guest support will come with Windows…


Anitvirus for 64-bit for consumer

Yeah, here we go. Long awaited and finally available for Vista 32-bit AND 64-bit. ITPRO has more. And the download on Symantec’s web.


On moving Microsoft Update Downloads to x64

Another great 64-bit story. Since a picture says more than 1,000 words, check out the image. In case you wonder about the less concurrent connections on 64-bit, read the complete article: "… Finally, our prediction of an increased number of concurrent connections was incorrect. Actually, the 64-bit OS is so much better at serving requests…


64-Bit Insider Newsletter final issues posted

Finally I was able to upload the missing 3 issues of the 64-bit Insider. Unfortunately they do not have the same fancy layout as the previous letters. But it is about the content, right? The 3 issues can be downloaded from or directly: Volume 1, Issue 13, Advanced Optimization for 64-bit Processors Volume 1,…


New Itanium doubles performance

In an Intel press release you can read about Intel’s promise to double the performance with the new Itanium generation. Read the full press release here. Quote: "They double the performance and lower energy requirements, improving performance per watt by 2.5 times compared to existing, single-core versions. All server-maker members of the Itanium Solutions Alliance…