So I’d like to rant a little bit about something today, and that’s 64 bit desktop (not server) support in a Windows world. I’ve been using 64 bit Windows operating systems for quite some time now and I still have to say that I’m not impressed with what is out there.
Whether we’re talking Windows XP, or Vista, I am not happy with what vendors have to offer. A lot of times I have tried to download drivers or even download some free or trial product to test out on my system only to find out that it is not compatible with my 64 bit Windows OS.
What’s the deal with that? It’s not like nobody uses it. As a matter of fact, I know tons of like-minded IT professionals that use 64 bit Windows OS’ and don’t have a choice because they need the high amount of RAM on their computers to run programs like VMware Workstation for instance.
I’d just like to say it’s high time for you software companies out there to start putting out 64 bit applications for Windows, and not just as an after thought, but with some serious focus. And to those of you that are already doing this? Kudos!