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A Quick 64 bit Update

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Over the last month I’ve built a number of test environments. Specifically, working with 64 bit OS. I’ve found a number of quirks.

Pet peeves include: (1) The Microsoft patching progrm auto detects x64 and chooses to install IE x64 when Flash is 32 bit and inoperable with 64 bit browsers; (2) VMWare Workstation disallows installation of 64 bit OS when running on Vista Home x64 (appears to require Vista Business or Ultimate); and (3) the work arounds required to install Oracle XE on Ubuntu x64.

A bright note is how slick VMWare Fusion manages installation on a Mac over VMWare Workstation on Windows or Linux. Perhaps those features will be in the next release.

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Written by maclochlainn

July 26, 2008 at 7:08 pm

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