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Old May 12th 04, 09:25 PM
Menuz2
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Default 64 bit OS compatability

If I load a 64 bit Linux, such as SUSE, will it run both existing 32 bit and
new 64 bit binaries. Not every program I would like to use is available in
source. Most but not all. The same question for the beta XP 86-64 release.
Normal Win32 OS's did a good job running 16 programs, I am just wondering
about the new 64 OSes?

Nuz


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Old May 12th 04, 11:26 PM
General Schvantzkoph
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On Wed, 12 May 2004 16:25:51 -0400, Menuz2 wrote:

If I load a 64 bit Linux, such as SUSE, will it run both existing 32 bit and
new 64 bit binaries. Not every program I would like to use is available in
source. Most but not all. The same question for the beta XP 86-64 release.
Normal Win32 OS's did a good job running 16 programs, I am just wondering
about the new 64 OSes?

Nuz


It's not a 32 bit vs 64 bit issue. The real problem is likely to be with
the libraries that the binary applications require. For example I use a
number of binary applications, Cadence's NCsim and Xilinx's tool suite. On
Mandrake 10 (32 bit version on a standard Xeon or PIII) I can't run the
GUI tools in Xilinx's suite but I can run everything in the Cadence tool
set. The issue has to do with some library that changed between between
Mandrake 9.2 and 10, Xilinx relies on it, Cadence doesn't. In theory there
should be no problem running both 32 and 64 bit binaries on a 64 bit OS
but you won't know for your applications unless you try them.

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Old May 12th 04, 11:28 PM
Van Souza
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Yes, unlike MS Win64 for AMD, Linux 64 will run 32 bit programs.

Menuz2 wrote:
If I load a 64 bit Linux, such as SUSE, will it run both existing 32 bit and
new 64 bit binaries. Not every program I would like to use is available in
source. Most but not all. The same question for the beta XP 86-64 release.
Normal Win32 OS's did a good job running 16 programs, I am just wondering
about the new 64 OSes?

Nuz



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Old May 12th 04, 11:32 PM
Kevin Rogers
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Win64 for AMD does run 32-bit software.

"Van Souza" wrote in message
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Yes, unlike MS Win64 for AMD, Linux 64 will run 32 bit programs.

Menuz2 wrote:
If I load a 64 bit Linux, such as SUSE, will it run both existing 32 bit

and
new 64 bit binaries. Not every program I would like to use is available

in
source. Most but not all. The same question for the beta XP 86-64

release.
Normal Win32 OS's did a good job running 16 programs, I am just

wondering
about the new 64 OSes?

Nuz





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Old May 13th 04, 12:51 AM
Wayne @ W.
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Win64 for AMD does run 32bit programs.
1. Office 2002 Pro
2. Red Alert 2 & addon Yuri's Revenge
3. Unreal Tournament GOTY edition
4. Simcity 3000

And I am sure it does many many more, but those I tested myself. g

Wayne


"Van Souza" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Yes, unlike MS Win64 for AMD, Linux 64 will run 32 bit programs.

Menuz2 wrote:
If I load a 64 bit Linux, such as SUSE, will it run both existing 32 bit

and
new 64 bit binaries. Not every program I would like to use is available

in
source. Most but not all. The same question for the beta XP 86-64

release.
Normal Win32 OS's did a good job running 16 programs, I am just

wondering
about the new 64 OSes?

Nuz





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Old May 13th 04, 01:07 AM
bebopper
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On Wed, 12 May 2004 18:51:56 -0500, "Wayne @ W."
wrote:

Win64 for AMD does run 32bit programs.
1. Office 2002 Pro
2. Red Alert 2 & addon Yuri's Revenge
3. Unreal Tournament GOTY edition
4. Simcity 3000

And I am sure it does many many more, but those I tested myself. g

Wayne


True ... There just aren't a whole lot of DRIVERS for 64-bit
Windows yet ...

- bebopper

  #7  
Old May 13th 04, 01:21 AM
Wayne @ W.
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That is so true. Fortuneatly it has drivers that come with it for my ATI AIW
8500DV 64mb card, and Creative released drivers for my Auidgy 2 ZS sound
card, and Nvidia released updated 64bit drivers for my Nforce 3 250 Chipset
mobo. ) Oh, and it came with drivers for my HP 932c Deskjet printer.

Wayne

"bebopper" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 12 May 2004 18:51:56 -0500, "Wayne @ W."
wrote:

Win64 for AMD does run 32bit programs.
1. Office 2002 Pro
2. Red Alert 2 & addon Yuri's Revenge
3. Unreal Tournament GOTY edition
4. Simcity 3000

And I am sure it does many many more, but those I tested myself. g

Wayne


True ... There just aren't a whole lot of DRIVERS for 64-bit
Windows yet ...

- bebopper



  #8  
Old May 13th 04, 05:31 PM
Ian Hastie
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On Wed, 12 May 2004 18:26:55 -0400, General Schvantzkoph wrote:

It's not a 32 bit vs 64 bit issue. The real problem is likely to be with
the libraries that the binary applications require. For example I use a
number of binary applications, Cadence's NCsim and Xilinx's tool suite. On
Mandrake 10 (32 bit version on a standard Xeon or PIII) I can't run the
GUI tools in Xilinx's suite but I can run everything in the Cadence tool
set. The issue has to do with some library that changed between between
Mandrake 9.2 and 10, Xilinx relies on it, Cadence doesn't. In theory there
should be no problem running both 32 and 64 bit binaries on a 64 bit OS
but you won't know for your applications unless you try them.


So Xilinx relies on a 32bit library that AMD64 Mandrake 10 doesn't have.
Get a binary image of the old lib and install it. Better yet get the
source for the older version and compile a 32bit image and it should work.
Try doing that with most MS Windows programmes. This is the real
advantage of open source, you're not tied to the whims of a third party.

--
Ian.

EOM

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Old May 13th 04, 06:30 PM
Wayne @ W.
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"Ian Hastie" wrote in message
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On Wed, 12 May 2004 18:26:55 -0400, General Schvantzkoph wrote:

It's not a 32 bit vs 64 bit issue. The real problem is likely to be with
the libraries that the binary applications require. For example I use a
number of binary applications, Cadence's NCsim and Xilinx's tool suite.

On
Mandrake 10 (32 bit version on a standard Xeon or PIII) I can't run the
GUI tools in Xilinx's suite but I can run everything in the Cadence tool
set. The issue has to do with some library that changed between between
Mandrake 9.2 and 10, Xilinx relies on it, Cadence doesn't. In theory

there
should be no problem running both 32 and 64 bit binaries on a 64 bit OS
but you won't know for your applications unless you try them.


So Xilinx relies on a 32bit library that AMD64 Mandrake 10 doesn't have.
Get a binary image of the old lib and install it. Better yet get the
source for the older version and compile a 32bit image and it should work.
Try doing that with most MS Windows programmes. This is the real
advantage of open source, you're not tied to the whims of a third party.

--
Ian.

EOM


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Old May 14th 04, 03:37 AM
Chuck Schneider
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Also MS Train-Sim and Flight Sim! :-)

"Wayne @ W." wrote in message
...
Win64 for AMD does run 32bit programs.
1. Office 2002 Pro
2. Red Alert 2 & addon Yuri's Revenge
3. Unreal Tournament GOTY edition
4. Simcity 3000

And I am sure it does many many more, but those I tested myself. g

Wayne


"Van Souza" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Yes, unlike MS Win64 for AMD, Linux 64 will run 32 bit programs.

Menuz2 wrote:
If I load a 64 bit Linux, such as SUSE, will it run both existing 32

bit
and
new 64 bit binaries. Not every program I would like to use is

available
in
source. Most but not all. The same question for the beta XP 86-64

release.
Normal Win32 OS's did a good job running 16 programs, I am just

wondering
about the new 64 OSes?

Nuz







 




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