Vista 64bit compatible X1 version on the roadmap?

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Postby Kenward » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:12 am

Masochist. I'm not planning to go 64-bit until all my hardware is dead and buried.

It is bad enough having to replace software.
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Postby Tod » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:14 pm

Both of those posts are users with older versions of the product, that might have had some limited success with Vista 64-bit.

The latest version, 6.2, has some updated libraries that seem to have a much harder time with Vista 64-bit. I would not recommend trying to run 6.2 with Vista 64-bit at this time. X1 is continuing to try to resolve these issues, but for now we do not officially support Vista 64-bit.
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64 bit and X1

Postby MainFMan » Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:29 pm

I would really liek to see and X1 for Vista 64 Bit as soon as possible.
I miss my favorite utility. The advantages of a larger memory far outway the wait for some programs. To be honest - other than some drivers for old hardware devices I am running everything on Vista 64.

I don't mean to be argumentative with anyone, but anyone that has a machine capable of running Vista 64 over Vista and doesn't might not understand some basic principles of computing.

However, I can see a persons point of view if evrything works fine and they are happy with their system. I'm never satisifed

X1 for Vista 64 soon PLEASE !!!!
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Re: 64 bit and X1

Postby Kenward » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:38 am

MainFMan wrote:I don't mean to be argumentative with anyone, but anyone that has a machine capable of running Vista 64 over Vista and doesn't might not understand some basic principles of computing.

Is it a basic principal of computing that we should throw away any hardware that is more than a year or so old?

Living in these ecologically challenged, and financially precarious, days I'm prepared to wait for the real benefits of 64-bit computing to arrive, and for my old hardware to die, rather than the marketing hype.

I chip in here only to point out that it will be quite some time before the corporate market, which is where you may find most of X1's customers, staggers up to the cutting edge that is 64-bit computing. Too much in-house software to rewrite. So the pressure on X1 to dash ahead may not be that strong.
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Postby Tod » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:39 am

There is no currently planned release for a 64-bit version of the Professional Client. We have some reports of users having success running the 32-bit version of X1 on 64-bit Vista.

Anyone who can provide any success (or failure) stories running on 64-bit Vista, please post them.
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Postby BigMike0596 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:14 pm

I can understand the reluctance to split development between 32 bit and 64 bit development. I was in the camp that 32 was good enough, until my system crashed and only working DVD was 64 bit. After installing working with the 64 bit version, I find the high system stability, performance is worth the effort. MAC went to 64 bit several generations ago and everyone says how great the system is and how powerful - they are right. There is a world of performance difference and now all chip sets have moved to the 64 level, we are only looking at a short time when people cycle out their systems.
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Postby w0qj » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:56 am

With this credit crunch thingy, many companies are scaling back their IT budget, slowing down PC purchases (read: until your PC dies)...

Software developers may be tempted to slow down its R&D budget, cut staff to slow down cash burn rate, ride out this financial storm...

I personally don't see 64-bit of X1 coming out anytime soon...
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Postby Kenward » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:53 am

I have seen reports elsewhere that just about anything will work in Vista 64 bit of you tell Windows to behave itself.

I can't believe that no one has even tried this.

My guess is that the next version of Windows will make the 64-bit shift even more likely. So X1 has to get there some time.
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