16TB of page file baby!
Hopefully Microsoft will be releasing a trial version soon, they've had x64 Edition up for download for a good year and a half now, it's certainly come a long way since back then when AMD first launched their AMD64 line of CPUs, which Intel have now cloned into their Pentiums. Finally we can get the Windows desktop PC over to 64-bits.
And before the Apple fanboys start going on about them already having a 64-bit OS (which they don't even Tiger - which isn't out yet only has some 64-bit extentions). Microsoft had one long before you - this new one is just to support AMD64 and Intel's clone. So don't even bother trying to start, oh and we can actually manage backwards compatibility something Apple seem to break every 20 minutes.
"Microsoft's new mantra: 'It Just Works' ripped straight from Apple's 'Switch' campaign" according to MacDailyNews.
MacDailyNews Take: Allchin must be an idiot. He certainly sounds like one. He's been "in charge of Windows for almost a decade." 'Nuff said. Oh, one more thing, where'd he get the phrase, "it just works?" Straight from his number one supplier of ideas, of course, Apple Computer: http://www.apple.com/switch/whyswitch/. Stay out of those Apple "Switch" pages, Jim. We know you want to — and who could blame you, being so frustrated by your current operating system — but it'd probably be a tad detrimental to your job security.
Jim Allchin has been using that phrase for years, I remember it being used back in the '95 days, and it was widely used in Windows ME's marketing campaign. Three years before Apple's switch campaign.
Oh and if you want an example of Apple's "it just works" check out this entry.
Following up to the problems with Laptops Direct mentioned in my previous entry I spoke to Steve who said the money would be back into my account within 2 to 3 days, this was on Thursday the 14th. It's still not appeared so that's still trying to be sorted.
It is currently in stock. However I can't actually buy it until the money re-appears. I also see no mention of a 2Ghz version anywhere, what the hell is going on with that?
I've phoned up O2 a total of 5 times now, still none in stock. I asked to speak to their cancellations department - seems they're totally out of stock. Been told to phone back mid-May. I've managed to get a month free line rental however.
I need my toys.
Now for switching OS's.. you will find its easier to switch from PC -> mac then the other way around.. first of all you dont have to worrie with any type of DOS prompts (b/c everyone knows that windows still runs on DOS in he background) and even though mac OSX runs on Unix in the background... you rarely have to use any unix commands (i think i have only once.. and that was just making some tweeks that i picked up from a magazine).
Yes Windows XP still runs on DOS. That's why.. um oh wait no it doesn't. Windows XP is based on NT, not DOS.
The trouble with the anti-Microsoft folk is they compare their current software to Microsoft pre-95. Is Mac OS X better then Windows 3.1 you bet ya, now try comparing it to Windows XP.
Oh dear... Their arguments fall to pieces.
However if somebody knows of a game or any piece of software that won't run under XP SP2 without compatibility mode, but will when using compatibility mode please drop it in a comment. Requiring to be installed using compatibility mode is also a plus.