September 2, 2009

64-Bit Upgrade by Way of Open Source Isn't Bump-Free

Article Source eWeek
September 2, 2009, 6:48 pm

My fellow Labs analyst Andrew Garcia has chronicled his Windows 7 64-bit migration woes—a tale that led me to consider the bumps I've encountered on my own road to 64-bit on the Ubuntu Linux machines I run at home and work.

The issues that bedeviled Andrew—missing drivers and a 32-bit-only Cisco VPN client—weren't a problem for me, due largely to the fact that Linux-based operating systems tend to insulate users from a lot of the OS, driver and application integration work required to run a Windows machine...

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