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Re: 64-bit again

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  • Subject: [mg76532] Re: 64-bit again
  • From: "Brian Gladman" <brg at>
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 05:38:10 -0400 (EDT)
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"Al" <aajacksoniv at> wrote in message 
news:f2oqgp$6a6$1 at
> On May 19, 4:13 am, David Bailey <dave at>
> wrote:
>> Al wrote:
>> > I got this message from Wolfram :
>> > "The Mathematica kernel (the calculating engine) will be a 64-bit
>> > application.  The Mathematica frontend (user interface) will be a 32-
>> > bit application."
>> > Does that mean you should not run Mathematica under the 64-bit version
>> > of Vista?
>> 64-bit Vista can run both 64-bit and 32-bit programs. The kernel and
>> frontend are distinct programs that talk to each other, so they should
>> both run, and there should be no problem.
>> David Bailey
> Thankie much, I also got the same answer from Wolfram, not being a
> computer weiner would be nice if Wolfram put that in 'language-for-
> dummies' on their site. It might be, but I could not find it.
> I have to get a laugh out of my experience at finding a machine loaded
> with Vista 64, called Dell , sales person  says Vista 64 What?! The
> person was real nice and helpful when I made it understood what I
> wanted, still did not have a cookbook way of assembling a machine with
> a 64-bit OS. Said they would get back to me. Have an email at HP right
> now asking the same question. Asked a local electronics specialty
> place if they would make me one, they said yes but that I would have
> to supply the Vista 64 OS.

I had the same problem with Dell (and Acer).

But I then found with Dell that calling myself a 'small business' rather 
than a 'home purchaser' resulted in a diffferent range of machines on which 
Vista Ultimate x64 was an option (this is Dell in the United Kingdom).

    Brian Gladman

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