quote: My computer at work is an Athlon 64-3500+ with 1GB of ram
quote: I think you'll find that the latest Win7 candidate flys on that hardware configuration.
quote: shown here (at the NCO Academy's Warrior Leaders Course)
quote: Also as part of the upgrade process, Microsoft's Office will also be upgraded. As with Windows, Microsoft is forgoing the upcoming new version Office 2010 -- in favor to an upgrade to Office 2007. Currently about half of the Army's computers run Office 2003 and half run Office 2007.
quote: XP is holding hardware back at this point. 64-bit needs to replace 32-bit to allow for hardware advancements to continue. XP64 is also not that great.
quote: Let me make this perfectly clear, there are two instruction sets that are "common" in CPUs right now (one is FAR more common), x86 and x64. There is ONE architecture implements x64 instruction set, the Itanium (well and Itanium 2). There are boatloads of CPUs (even ones sold at best buy) that support extended x86 (AKA x86-64).
quote: x86 is "32 bit". x86-64 is 32 bit instruction set with ability to address 64 bits (2^64) of RAM.
quote: I hate seeing the productivity loss in my employees as they train and discuss how to do things in Office 2007 they have already been doing for four years with Office 2003.