Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:43:55 +0000
Reply-To: "DUELL, BOB" <bd9439@ATT.COM>
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From: "DUELL, BOB" <bd9439@ATT.COM>
Subject: Curious about all the Windows 7 64-bit questions and issues
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I've been seeing several questions and problems with respect to 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and how it deals with different versions of SAS. I'm wondering if anyone can detail the benefits of 64-bit Windows for "normal" users. I can imagine that the additional "horsepower" may be useful to some users, but are there any general comments?
I'm curious because our IT organization is deploying a 32-bit version of Windows 7 with all new PCs (and presumably a 32-bit version of Office 10). My three computers will be "upgraded" by the end of the year (I'm still on XP). Also, as one of the SAS Administrators who controls the install process, I only have the 32-bit version of SAS in my depot. Although it's available, I have not seen any need to create a depot for the 64-bit version of SAS.
It just seems to me that all this 64-bit Windows stuff causes a lot of problems for end users, especially in a "mixed" environment. This "bitness" thing gives me a headache. I'd like very much to know if there are any significant advantages.
Also, if you don't mind, please reply only to the list and do not copy me individually. I have an Outlook "rule" to move SAS-L messages to a private folder, but I can't figure out how to make it recognize a secondary sender.
Thanks, and happy "wear your pajamas to work day", a US "holiday" celebrated on the first day after US Tax Day. Not likely widely known (I just heard of it this morning), but working from home today allows me to participate!