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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:41 am 
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Too many versions... I want 64 bit (but would hope to be able to use 32 bit apps also).

I know that Home is too crippled for me.

But do I want :

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
or
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:14 am 
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Depends what you do...

If you need (not want)

XP emulation
Easy domain joining
Higher level of data security...

PRO and Ultimate are for you... Other wise Home does the job... I say this though as pricing in the UK is at the usual rip-off level compared to the US pricing, and people tend to baulk at the price for pro and ultimate...

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 12:56 pm 
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You may want to wait for Windows 8.....


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Rumors about Win 8 look like it's "more wallpaper" on Win 7... perhaps the 'next ME'.

Besides encryption, why pay the extra for ultimate ?

Looks like Pro will let me emulate XP (but will 64 bit 7 Pro let me emulate 32 bit XP ?). After I download the 'compatibility package' (which in typical Win style is almost as large as the Win 7 OS).

Those guys will push me to Linux yet.

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Those guys will push me to Linux yet.
and why not... Ubuntu is good as is some other distros... always worth a try....

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Mr T wrote:
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Those guys will push me to Linux yet.
and why not... Ubuntu is good as is some other distros... always worth a try....


Mr. T, can you get ubuntu to work with HD video formats (blu ray/hd dvd)?
I want to setup a simple htpc running XBMC and a minimum of other ware is it possible?

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