RE: Buying a new computer.

  • From: "Delaunay Christophe" <christophe.delaunay@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:16:56 +0100

Hi Chris,

Please can I just ask a question?

You just wrote:

>Also consider going 64 bit unless you require programs or drivers that
>are not available in 64 bit.

I know that some of the plain old 32-bits programs can still run under
64-bits OSes but not all of them.

For instance, the 32-bits version of J2RE, (Java 2 Runtime Environment)
can run under a 64-bits windows. It seemed to be recommended for people
who need the java access bridge.

Then, the first obvious example of 32-bits programs which cannot run
under 64-bits windows which comes to me is jaws.

So, here is my question:

Let's suppose I have a 32-bits application or suite, (Microsoft Office
2003 for instance). How can I determine whether this application or
will run or not on a 64-bits windows?

Many thanks in advance. Have a nice day. Chris D

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Chris Hallsworth
Sent: mercredi 18 novembre 2009 17:01
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Buying a new computer.

Personally stay away from computers running Vista. Even with the maximum
it's still sluggish. I would get a PC with Windows 7. It should have at
least a 1GHZ processor and at least 2GB of RAM. Also consider going 64
unless you require programs or drivers that are not available in 64 bit.
Good luck in your research.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Of Julie Bentley
Sent: 18 November 2009 15:47
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Buying a new computer.

Hi Listers,  I would love to hear specs and software advise for buying a
computer.  I will be using jaws 11 and right now have windows xp pro.

What kind of hardware specs should be the minimum and maxium?

Which software program up grades should I have or stay away from?  I
use MS 2003.

Any information would be great.
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