Wednesday, July 28, 2004

64bit applications

yesterday evening i spent the whole time downloading stuff.
i already had Visual 2004 beta 1 for 64. and i had already downloaded the XP 64 for extended chipset. I reckoned that i should also download Windows 2003 64 bit edition for the heck of it. And so i logged into my subscriber downloads... Guess what... surprise surprise.. i saw Servers section which was not there before.. click on it and i saw SQL Server... interesting... digging deeper i realised that microsoft had given me (or all msdn professional subscribers) access to SQL Server resources. I also found Yukon Beta 2... wohoooo....
so all downloaded and burned... waiting for my kit so that i can jumpstart my 64bit play around.

Also looked up a couple of reviews on 2800+ processor... i know i know i am a bit of a value user... that the end of the day it boils how much one can afford to spend. Anyho... checked out the reviews at and

and its not too bad.... for normal stuff... it still comes close to most intel procs... so what the heck.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

finally going 64bit

tomorrow i am going to get my kit off ebuyer. what a nightmare... waiting for the processor caused my other stuff to go out of stock... had to settle for half a gig of twinmos memory instead of my 2x512... oh well... add another half a gig with the next order.
last week also downloaded the xp client preview... but the key was on my local folders on my outlook. the backup plugin screwed up my backup and the machine refused start up after restore. So now i had to register yet again to get the key...
i know that yukon sql express don't work with extended chipset just yet... so will have to settle for good old win32 based sql 2000. atleast 2k5 has 64bit install.
planning to keep this for home use @work.... atleast a bit of play around will keep me occupied and out of trouble.

Monday, July 26, 2004

The first blog

It all starts here... and hopefully there will be better ones in future.