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Another modest proposal

Discussion in 'Support' started by Charles Dye, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Charles Dye

    Charles Dye Super Moderator
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    No, nothing to do with Soylent Emerald Isle. Or coining money from radioactive waste.

    I think it would make sense for the x86 version to announce itself as "x86" in all the places that the x64 build now calls itself "x64": in the output of VER, in the Help/About dialog, names of shortcuts, installer dialogs, maybe even the filename of the installer itself.... There are probably a hundred places where the x64 build announces its platform and the x86 build doesn't. Not gonna happen in v17, I know, but something to think about for v18; and presumably continue until you drop 32-bit support altogether.
     
  2. Charles G

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    And I also concur with Charles D....
     
  3. rconn

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    I really dislike the "x86" term -- it's meaningless to most users (except for us geezers).
     
  4. Charles Dye

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    I guess I'm a geezer now. (Migrating to a new printer/copier here, a Ricoh MP C6502. I find the "C6502" part funny for some reason. -- Hey, you kids get off my lawn!)
     
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    x86 reminds me of those days of making windows boot disks, when you would load this stuff into a directory \i386, and you knew quite well that it had no hope of booting in a i486, let alone a i386. But i suppose the Japanish are calling their x86 boxes PC-DOS/V machines. Could be worse.
     

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