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Windows 7: Windows 7 to Get 64-bit (x64) Firefox

31 May 2010   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
theres absolutely no performance improvement in just using a x64 browser, its not even x64 optimised, so the point of wasting time with bothering to migrate to an x64 browser is Zilch and below any point of reasonable necessity.
At some point EVERY program will need to migrate to 64-bit. As when the time 128-bit comes out, you will NOT be able to run 32-bit programs on a 128-bit OS. Its the same thing with running 16-bit on a 64-bit OS.


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31 May 2010   #32

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
theres absolutely no performance improvement in just using a x64 browser, its not even x64 optimised, so the point of wasting time with bothering to migrate to an x64 browser is Zilch and below any point of reasonable necessity.
Agreed.

The real performance improvement will come from browsers using D2D.
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31 May 2010   #33
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Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

I have IE 8 64 bit, I've tried Minefield 64 bit, without flash they're just not worth it to me.

It's like having a really hot girlfriend you can't kiss, what's the use?
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31 May 2010   #34

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
theres absolutely no performance improvement in just using a x64 browser, its not even x64 optimised, so the point of wasting time with bothering to migrate to an x64 browser is Zilch and below any point of reasonable necessity.
At some point EVERY program will need to migrate to 64-bit. As when the time 128-bit comes out, you will NOT be able to run 32-bit programs on a 128-bit OS. Its the same thing with running 16-bit on a 64-bit OS.

32bit will remain supported in 128bit windows.

128bit can easily maintain 32bit realmode compatibility, the only reason 16bit was dropped from x64 is because it didn't maintain v86 capability in the specification which lead to obscene 16bit performance drops.

128bit processing isn't coming anytime in the near future anyway, x64 isn't even real x64 yet as it is, and there isn't enough space on current size microprocesses to put 128bit pipes onto a cpu. the closest we have to 128bit is the sse instruction pipes and caches not to mention that AVX will be scalable up to 1024bits. AVX in its final design is also supposed to be programmable so adding instructions to the cpu in theory would be as simple as updating the processors microcode in the bios.

put simply, going by past roadmaps, 128bit operating systems aren't going to see the light of day on the x86 arch till atleast 2015.
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01 Jun 2010   #35

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote:
"We know that people want to exclusively use their 64-bit browsers and not have to switch back and forth to 32-bit versions. We expect to release 64-bit support in a release after Flash Player 10.1, but I cannot provide any specifics on timing at this time."
x64 flash for windows will probably be released in mid 2012
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01 Jun 2010   #36

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
x64 flash for windows will probably be released in mid 2012
Is it official date?
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01 Jun 2010   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
x64 flash for windows will probably be released in mid 2012
Is it official date?
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
x64 flash for windows will probably be released in mid 2012
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01 Jun 2010   #38

 

i mean is it confirmed in 2012

probably could be in 2011,2013.
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01 Jun 2010   #39

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Any computer software or hardware estimated to be two years away is still just a rumor, I'd say.
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01 Jun 2010   #40

win 7 x64
 
 

So until adobe come up with x64 bit code for windows, it's better to stay away from any x64 browser ( except for IE 8 ).....Linux users are exempted.

Did i get this right?
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