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post #11 of 19
ms sql is not support in Windows 7. So I would toss out there Window server edition. Not for gaming, but for SQL development.
post #12 of 19
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W7 64 makes marginal difference for gaming. Virtually all games are still 32-bit applications.
Most non-productivity software for Windows is still 32-bit within my knowledge.
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post #13 of 19
I would go Windows 7 64 just because with Windows you will get the most compatibility out of the most popular prgrams. Why were you thinking Ubuntu over Windows 7? I'm just curious.
post #14 of 19
some 64-bit versions of programs perform better than their 32-bit counterparts such as 7-zip.

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium is great.
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Hey all,

I've been putting off .. a 64 Bit OS..at this point I have 24GB of DDR3-1600 ?!!
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Main focus:
...some database programming ... 100 games .. this rig for that purpose.. Lastly, I abhor the idea of paying Microsoft for anything.

Thanks,

Hawk
Bro, you have a killer system that flipping kills! I would suggest getting x64 windows 7 home premium, which I know you don't want to pay msoft, but..... Steam and a whole host of other games works much better on windows. Plus, you have already spent an arm and a leg on the system, so what is another $110.00? Plus, if you use Kbuntu, mint or any other open source os for the non-game purposes, just double boot and have the best of both worlds.
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post #16 of 19
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Well there's also the matter that in desktop OS usage, in Linux, you'll practically *never* use more than 4GB unless you have massive memory leaks.
as a long time linux user, i can say that 16GB is not enough most times it really depends on what you are doing, if you are youtubing, then yeah 4GB is more than enough...but if you are running 4 virtual machines...compiling and debugging also eats tons of memory, i currently only have 4GB and wish i had 16GB, well at least 8GB, cause there are times i come close to actually needing a "real" swap partition , on average, daily basis i'm eating about 3.5GB's for most of the day.

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I would go Windows 7 64 just because with Windows you will get the most compatibility out of the most popular prgrams. Why were you thinking Ubuntu over Windows 7? I'm just curious.
unfortunately, i would have to concur with the other sentiments in this thread, if you are wanting to game successfully with all "100" games, then you would definitely should consider feeding some coinage into the "cash cow" that is MS windows and hope to get a prize if you find long hours of "tweaking" and at most times "buggy" performance is acceptable, you can run the games in "WINE".

WINE at best is a "proof of concept" program, that works marginally well with productive programs, with games its actually quite horrid tbh...some games run quite well, where others, well, not at all no matter what you do...and age of the game is no determination of how well it will run, as i can get some fairly modern games to run just fine under "WINE", but i've never been able to get Age Of Empires II to run successfully in it (but i also can't get it to run correctly in windows 7, on both OS's, i've been forced to resort to windows Xp virtual machines )

wish you the best of luck, if you do end up going 64 bit linux, i would say go with one that is multi-lib, so you can still run 32 bit applications easily (yes there are some that are pure 64 bit, that do not have a 32 bit compatibility built into them.) enjoy.
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as a long time linux user, i can say that 16GB is not enough most times it really depends on what you are doing, if you are youtubing, then yeah 4GB is more than enough...but if you are running 4 virtual machines...compiling and debugging also eats tons of memory, i currently only have 4GB and wish i had 16GB, well at least 8GB, cause there are times i come close to actually needing a "real" swap partition , on average, daily basis i'm eating about 3.5GB's for most of the day.
Yea well, most users don't need to run 4 VMs simultaneously.

And folks considering Kubuntu, probably won't be compiling that much either.
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post #18 of 19
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Most non-productivity software for Windows is still 32-bit within my knowledge.

Office 2010 is 64-bit.

...and yes, some people do need 64-bit Excel or Access.
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Yea well, most users don't need to run 4 VMs simultaneously.

And folks considering Kubuntu, probably won't be compiling that much either.
oh i agree i just didn't want to give anyone a "false" sense that linux is some how a non-memory sucker as some fanatics/fanboi's have made it out to be in the past (sorry not grouping you into that category )

and you will never know what some one will start off with wanting to do and end up wanting to do, (K)ubuntu offers that "friendly" and "welcoming" factor, but can easily hand over the power that is the beast when you want it
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