There are a lot of ways to count, but when it comes to computers there is only binary: 0 and 1. Each one is a considered a "bit." That means for 1-bit computing, you get two possible values; 2-bit means four values; then at 3 bits you double that to eight (2 to the third power, aka 2 cubed).
I have to admit this isn’t something I’ve thought about in a long time, but I peeked around and lo and behold Microsoft’s latest OS—Windows 10—is being offered in a 32-bit version. Microsoft says it has at least 71 million 32-bit users still (as of 2014), and didn’t want to leave them out in the cold, or thrust them into the open arms of Cupertino (headquarters of rival Apple). Given this situation, I figured I’d explain the main difference between the two.
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is on the verge of moving to 64-bit. The good news is that the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit should be seamless for most users. There are, of course, still a few aspects worth knowing if you rely on Microsoft’s productivity suite. Here’s what longtime Office for Mac users need to know about the switch to 64-bit.
Most computers today ship with a 64-bit version of Windows, and often a minimal amount of RAM. This brings into question how well these systems perform. This is especially true when users want to run their legacy 32-bit software on these new computers. This is especially true when users want to run their legacy 32-bit software on these new computers.
All of your computer’s hardware components work hand-in-hand to make everything run smoothly. However, the CPU’s architecture has the most saying in what you can install on a computer, including Windows itself.
64bit Checker is a small tool that will show you what version of Windows is installed on your computer, is it 64bit or 32bit version of Windows and is your processor capable of running 64bit operating systems.
A few days ago, Gabriel Aul, head of the Windows Insider Program, confirmed in a short tweet that Windows 10 would also launch with a 32-bit SKU, thus putting an end to some weird rumors pointing out that Microsoft wants to step away from this architecture type with the new OS version.
We are often asked “I have a 64-bit Windows computer. Should I install 32-bit or 64-bit components?” Our recommendation is generally to install 64-bit components on a 64-bit OS. For KeyServer in particular though, there are a few reasons that would force you to use 32-bit components on a 64-bit OS though and we’ll cover these below.
Canonical provides 32- and 64-bit images for Ubuntu and it's been like this for a long time, since the first edition that came out in 2004. Now, an Ubuntu contributor is looking to change this by proposing that Canonical drop 32-bit support after the release of 16.04 LTS.
Yesterday I updated my Ghost installation on Azure Websites and my test blog stopped working: I enabled error logging and the error I got was:
Windows 7 Home Premium is available in both a 32-bit model and a 64-bit model. Although both types of Windows 7 look and act the same on the surface, the way they work is quite different. How do you choose between the 32-bit and 64-bit versions? It really boils down to your needs and capabilities.
The tendency of a computer’s processer to deal with information on RAM (random access memory) depends upon 32 bit and 64 bit version of Windows. 64 bit version can handle more RAM and apps than 32 bit.
When downloading drivers from HP's support site, you must know if your Windows 8 version is 32-bit or 64-bit. This video shows you how to find what version you have on your Windows 8 computer. This video shows you how to find what version you have on your computer.
Canonical is now offering the 32-bit of its Ubuntu operating system, either the LTS or the regular one, as default, but this might change soon.
Are you using a processor that supports a 64-bit operating system? If so, are you using a 64-bit operating system? The average off-and-on PC user probably doesn’t know the answers to these questions, although they should!
You can tell if your Windows Internet Explorer is 32-bit or 64-bit by checking directly from the "Start" menu. Find out how to tell if your Windows Internet Explorer is 32-bit or 64-bit with help from an experienced computer professional in this free video clip.
One of the key decisions during a XenDesktop design is whether to use the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of the Windows desktop operating system. I’ve seen a few projects falter because they’ve opted for the 64-bit version without really thinking this decision through and I want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you.
With people eyeing new Windows 8 and Mountain Lion powered computers, the question of how much RAM a modern system needs is hitting my inbox with increased frequency. Here is my definitive guide to how much RAM you need.
This is a question I have faced several times during my career in enterprise software development. Every once in awhile I’ve had to hand out recommendations for configuring a specific new environment. And more often than not, part of the question at hand was related to “Should I use a 32- or a 64-bit JVM”. To be honest, in the beginning I just flipped the coin. Instead of giving a reasoned answer. (Sorry, bros!) But by now I have gathered some more insight on this and thought to share it with you.
This updated and improved guide covers all the major operating systems including the newly released Microsoft Windows 8 & Google's Chrome OS
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