"All three can phase in the 64-bit operating system plus hardware together and be a big happy family, and then Freak4Dell will admit that 64-bit is ready for the big time and only THEN will it be recommended."
Actually, I'll recommend 64-bit technology when it becomes useful to the everyday, average Joe. That means, when most OSs and programs are written to take advantage of 64-bit technology, and 64-bit technology only, I shall recommend it. Actually, I'll recommend it about a year before this takes place, but it's not going to happen in the next 3-4 years, so I'm not recommending it now. Of course, most of you seem to have chosen to ignore me, so there's no point in me even posting this.
Well, Redmumba has left me little to say. This thread moved so quickly the last couple of days, and I think Redmumba has said all that needs to be said.
AMD could not take the load that Dell would put on them, and personally, I like that Dell doesn't offer AMD. I don't believe all the rumors about Intel bribing Dell, but of course they are giving them huge discounts for buying every single processor from them. If Dell offered AMD, and half the customers bought AMD, Intel could no longer offer those discounts to Dell. They would have to reduce the discounts because they would be losing money otherwise. The thing is, right now, Dell passes part of the savings on to me, and I'm happy about that. If AMD could suddenly go out and build 3 more plants, and Dell switched to offering only AMD, then I would probably still be happy. I mean, personally, I like Intel more than AMD, but I don't really care what goes in a laptop as long as I save money in some way. When I'm rich and successful, I won't care so much about money, but for right now, I'm poor and trying to acheive success, so saving money is kind of important.