You’ve all heard about the rig I’ve got at home now. Quad-core pentium, dual monitors, big disk, and so on. Well, I’m upset. I’m running out of memory. Windows keeps telling me to shut down apps.
Why? Windows Vista 32 bit. It has a cap of 3G of memory. Actually, it’s 4G, but that includes the address space on the video card, for you technically precise folks. Practically that means that with a 512M video card, I’m stuck at 3G of memory.
Now, I could upgrade to Windows Vista 64bit and break that limitation, but then several key pieces of software I use wouldn’t be available. Like the Windows Home Server connector.
As much as I would like to think it, it doesn’t seem as if the industry is ready for 64 bit yet.