Entering the world of 64 bit browsing..

64 bit OS has been  mainstream for 5 years now ( well i didnt include windows xp x64 as the adoption rate was not that great) and now the situation is different the majority of PC’s sold today are running 64 bit Windows 7 compared to the x86 / 32 bit version. Now OEMs are bundling windows 7 x64 and can utilise the potential of 4GB + RAM as we all know 32 bit OS can only utilize 3.5 GB of ram without PAE(physical address extention).

Adobe’s main crticism was that it was not havin Adobe Flash Player  64 bit ,which will hold back the use of 64 bit browsers.

“However, now with the Adobe flash 64-bit 10.2.161.22 developer preview AKA Flash Player “square” is released in September 2010, this criticism is now addressed”

Well adobe had to do it.. HTML 5 is here so adobe needs to be in competition… Well HTML 5 is not at all a flash killer okay…


As of now there are 2 browsers that are natively 64 bit IE 9 beta & Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta. As i am not a fan of IE ( well i am a fan of Windows 7 though) Mozilla firefox is my kinda thingy… With the new jagermonkey javascript engine which is much faster than the previous firefox is gettin even better.

So now 64 bit browsing for me is Firefox x64 + flash x64

Link for Firefox x64 4.0 beta : http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/

Here is the link for the x64 Flash Player ” square Page” : http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

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