64 bit OS faster becos it can process 64bit instruction & 64bit data in 1 go instead of breaking each down to 2x32bit?
The RAM addressing more than 4GB is true. Now can handle really huge files w/o the crawl I tried a 500MB PSD file which requires god-knows-how-many GB of RAM/swap space... Took me more than 15mins to juz open it To be fair, my sys not super duper fast either, an old dual core running 3GHz with 2GB RAM only
Here is an explanation I've googled : Read here.
1) Rootkits. Majority of the rootkits will not infect 64 bits system because most rootkits were written for 32bit in mind.
2) Encyption: Encryption is a very processor-intensive task. Due to 64bit OS faster performance, a 64bit system can encrpyt faster, this will make it more convenient for more people to use encryption technologies such as EFS, IPsec and SSL, resulting in better security for confidential files and network transmissions.
3) “Security through obscurity”. But this is debatable.
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Windows 7 VS Snow Leopard results out: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31012_7...-10355804.html
1) Why use a mac to run windows? Can u be sure that apple didn't purposely make it run slower to glorify its own OS? How would we know?
2) iTunes as benchmark? Not sure if this is widely adopted software to test hardware. Everytime i read reviews, its like the usual Cinebench, Raytracing, 3D Mark Vantage, Sandra Arithmetic, Sandra Mem, games like Crysis, etc.
3) What about handling SQL, or disk I/O, or efficiency of multi threading?
4) Methods to test OS for parallelism efficiency?
But i do concede that the mac has the best batt lifespan control among all laptops
I think the 2 in Primary will qualify but how about those in Polys and Unis? are they considered students as well?
If you bought a PC a year ago and an expensive one at that, it might be good to pay 77. But if your PC or notebook is like 3yrs old or older, it is about time to get a new one rather than pay 77, 147 or 217 or whatever la.
Midnight Launch Party? Is there gonna to be a party? Like having some entertainment in the Funan atrium with some shows for those who are there. Some song and dance and performance on stage - I dun mind joining the queue then. Or at least a mini-IT fair.
Do not be afraid [of ghost and bullies] Shoot them......