64-bit Blues 
Thursday, 9 June, 2005, 19:17 -
Okay, so it's more like 64-bit greens because I'm using AMD processors ... Windows XP Professional x64 Edition doesn't seem particularly happy with my GeForce2 GTS. nVidia's latest drivers (as well as all x64 drivers going back to the 52.14 Betas) don't appear to support this graphics card either; the lowest possible card they support is the GeForce4 MX 420. Unfortunately, I don't have one of those laying around.

On the ATI side, the lowest possible card the 64-bit Catalysts support is the Radeon 9500, which I definitely don't have.

I find it interesting, however, that the GTS is supported under Suse Linux 9.2 Personal 64-bit. The free OS supports it, while the one we have to pay for does not.

Other than that, XP Pro x64 is more of the same. It appears that Microsoft finally did away with the Novell Netware client, even though they kept the IPX/SPX protocol. There are tons of printer drivers built in to the OS, and unless I somehow installed an early eval version, there isn't much else. 32-bit apps run just fine, which is a plus, considering I do all my work in them.

So, it appears I will be using plain ol' Windows XP Professional at work until I stumble across an AGP video card that x64 supports. I know there is no performance difference, but it would be pretty cool to run the latest and greatest.
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