Re: Bits


Kerri <kootenaycreek@...>
 

Yes, most definitely! Which screen reader do you use? If jaws, it doesn't
cost any more to run 64 or 32 bit jaws.

Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't
want to impress people they don't like
"Will Rogers"

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of deadcatbounce
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 3:36 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Bits

So, what you're essentially telling me is that 64 bit computers are the way
to go?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 3:00 PM
Subject: re: Bits


Hi,
There are different meanings to this:
* For hardware: usually how much memory that a CPU can handle (usually
limited by the operating system). 32-bit can handle up to about 4 GB
(well, it is indeed 4 GB, but some OS's prevents full usage of this
space), whereas 64-bit can go beyond that.
* Programs: usually what kind of features that programs would use under
OS's for 32-bit or 64-bit processors.
And other interpretations, which are usually reserved for development
circles. A rule of thumb is that 64-bit processors and operating systems
(in our case, 64-bit versions of Windows) can run majority of 32-bit
programs but not vice versa. The times when 32-bit programs would not run
under 64-bit Windows versions is when a driver is in use - a driver that
does a lot of
"under the hood" functions for hardware, such as old hardware drivers.
Hope this helps.
Cheers,
Joseph
----- Original Message -----
From: "deadcatbounce" <JAWS@ca.rr.com
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Date sent: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 14:50:41 -0800
Subject: Bits

Okay, I've seen all this stuff about 32 bit and 64 bit for a while and the
question finally needs to be asked... What's the dif between the two...
apart from 32 bits?
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