Over the weekend I installed Windows XP Professional 64bit RC2 on my AMD powered IBM IntelliStation A Pro. It took a while to find the correct 64bit video drivers, and I still have one device showing up as “unidentified” … but that being said, the system is running nicely, and I have not found any apps that won’t work (yet).
I also installed ColdFusion MX 7 on the machine using the JRun+CF installation option. I did a full install, ODBC, Verity, example apps, and all. The installation itself was the fastest CFMX7 install I have ever seen, so fast that I was convinced that something had gone wrong and that the installation had failed. But nope, a nice clean installation.
As for ColdFusion itself, the example apps all run perfectly (even using ODBC connections), WEB Services and sandboxes and graphing and reporting and … everything I have tried thus far just works. The only difference I see is that everything runs faster!
Just to be clear, I am running 32bit ColdFusion on a 32bit JRun running in a 32bit JVM, so I am definitely not taking advantage of the fact that I have a 64bit machine with a 64bit OS. But having said that, it’s great to see that everything just works.