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28-01-10, 03:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Thanks for your input flake. As I understand it, W7 comes either as 32 bit or 64 bit. Even so, 64 bit at this moment in time is a bit of an overkill in my view, unless you are an avid gamer and need the extra RAM that 64 bit provides. 32 bit allows up to 4 gig of RAM, but it's more than likely you only get 3. To be honest that's enough for me with what I use the computer for. The other thing is there isn't a great deal of software or hardware capable of providing 64 bit at this moment in time and I doubt if manufacturers will be in a hurry to step up to the mark too quickly in the near future. Also, my EOS 5d isn't supported by 64 bit which means I would need to upgrade to the 5d MK11 which is supported by 64 bit, Just too many issues for me to contend with at the present.
I agree with you about W7 Pro vs W7 Ultimate. I will definitely go for pro as I just don't need the other stuff and can save myself a few bob.
I agree about the USB connection working on any OS. That's what prompted me to get further info from members. I just couldn't understand why Western Digital said it wasn't compatible with W7. But you never know do you?
I know there are frustrations with Mac, but they are generally not virus issues or equipment crash issues. I think the build quality and design of the iMac is fantastic and out-classes MS/Dell by a mile. I think when you get a Mac built to spec you need to know what you want it for from the outset. Then there is no issues with upgrades.
The only software I use is Photoshop, Office, Final Draft and what comes with my hardware.
Anyway, can't afford the iMac, so it's Dell and W7 Pro so far. That much has been sorted.
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