So, what does vlocity do, pray tell, that causes all this fuss? No doubt it is something I need but am missing.
VLocity is VectorLinux for 64 bits CPUs. Roughly, this is the size of the basic registers your processor uses to store data for computations. One of the main reasons to use a 64b CPU is fast access to memory beyond the 4GB of RAM. Since only the basic registers can be used to store memory addresses, the 32b CPUs can access up to 4GB of memory (each bit can has 2 values, either 0 or 1, you have 32 bits, therefore you can store 232
unique addresses in a register, that is, 4GB.) This limitation of 32b can be circumvented, at the cost of a performance penalty. So, 64b CPUs can access more mem more efficiently, which is good for big servers, large databases, statistical and scientific computations and probably video, or other applications involving big number crunching. On the other hand, 64b programs may use more RAM because pointers and other basic data types have to use 64 bits addresses instead of 32 bits, using more space.
IMHO, not a lot of users out there will need to switch. Even when 4GB of RAM is common these days, the performance penalty of running a 32b operating system with PAE enabled for accessing all the RAM is depreciable. That said, I am exited about VLocity and running it now, its a lot of fun!
Ricardo, most happy to read your occasional posts to this site. A friend of mine just returned from a month in Argentina and loved every minute of it.
My name is "Rodrigo"
Don't worry, its hard to remember. Vec says "Ricardo" 64% of the times
. I think in English you could say "Roderick". I have been told that its Germanic. Anyway, thanks!, glad your friend enjoyed his visit!
I tried that. Nothing was locked into place and I'll be dipped if I could grab it and drag the entire thing to the top of the screen.
Thats weird, I can drag the panel vertically at any position by placing the mouse pointer in the handler placed at the very beginning or end of the panel and hloding the button, provided that the panel is "unblocked" (otherwise the "handlers" are invisible.)