Why do we park on a driveway, and drive on a parkway?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/05/08 17:10 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/05/08/415539.aspx

An excellent post by Mark Russinovich entitled Running Everyday on 64-bit Windows. Mark goes through the overall experience he had moving one of his main machines to Win64...

The funniest line: "(think about that for a second: 64-bit binaries are in System32 while 32-bit binaries are in Syswow64)"

The Gallagher-esque quality is simply inescapable.

And the actual post rocks, too. Good, in-depth info on his 64-bit experience. His conclusion?

All in all, the 64-bit everyday OS experience has been pretty painless, and with a few exceptions, totally seamless.


# Kiliman on 9 May 2005 10:51 AM:

I thought that was Stephen Wright.


Unless you're thinking mixing 32-bits and 64-bits is like the Sledge-O-Matic.

Anyway, it's always interesting what happens in the name of backward compatability. Raymond Chen would be proud.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 13 May 2005 12:00 PM:

I actually think I heard Gallagher use the joke before, too. I could be mistaken on this (no one is perfect!), but I could have sworn....

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