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(Ars Technica)   Google finally releases 64-bit version of their browser. When asked why it took so long they said that obviously Chrome wasn't built in a day   (arstechnica.com ) divider line
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2014-08-27 08:48:16 AM  
Will have to check it out.  Only use Chrome when I want to stream to the Chromecast.  Otherwise, it's always Pale Moon, FTW.
 
2014-08-27 08:50:34 AM  
<phil ken sebben.jpg> Ha Haaaa
 
2014-08-27 09:33:24 AM  
All links lead to Chrome.
 
2014-08-27 09:42:59 AM  
Bravo, subby.
 
2014-08-27 10:00:43 AM  
*Opens IE*

"Would you like to make IE your default browser? Please? Pretty please? I'll suck your dick!"
 
2014-08-27 10:41:37 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Will have to check it out.  Only use Chrome when I want to stream to the Chromecast.  Otherwise, it's always Pale Moon, FTW.


Swapped to Pale Moon a week or two ago...so glad I did.
 
2014-08-27 10:42:55 AM  
Did they do anything about the insane amount of memory it uses?
 
2014-08-27 10:46:02 AM  
Finally? I've been using Canary for about 6 months now.
 
2014-08-27 11:13:29 AM  
Still using Opera. So does this mean I can watch a Youtube vid in Chrome, use the scroll bar, and the audio and video won't get choppy?
 
2014-08-27 11:20:52 AM  
Why does a web browser need to be 64-bit? I remember when I had the option of getting 64- or 32-bit Office 2010. It basically boiled down to "Do you have 4GB or larger datasets?"
 
2014-08-27 11:41:04 AM  
there used to be a reason why i liked ff.
 
2014-08-27 12:14:47 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Why does a web browser need to be 64-bit? I remember when I had the option of getting 64- or 32-bit Office 2010. It basically boiled down to "Do you have 4GB or larger datasets?"


Because Stone Cold said so
 
2014-08-27 12:21:57 PM  

OddLlama: Did they do anything about the insane amount of memory it uses?


I only just started trying it and it use less than FF(both have ad-block on)
 
2014-08-27 12:23:50 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Why does a web browser need to be 64-bit? I remember when I had the option of getting 64- or 32-bit Office 2010. It basically boiled down to "Do you have 4GB or larger datasets?"


64-bit mode has a few features not available in 32-bit mode - the larger address space helps with ASLR (Address space layout randomization), which should give a security boost.

16 general purpose registers are available, rather than 4, though the larger instruction size may negate this - it depends on the app.

Exploits that run on 32-biatchrome likely won't work against 64-biatchrome.

Also, eventually, new versions of Windows will be 64-bit only, which means the WOW64 environment will stop being updated for new features. It's better to have the browser ready with bugs shook out and plugins updated for 64-bit mode before this happens.
 
2014-08-27 12:23:57 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Why does a web browser need to be 64-bit?


There are many reasons why 64-bit is an advantage, for a browser, security seems a big one.
 
2014-08-27 12:33:40 PM  

drumhellar: Exploits that run on 32-biatchrome likely won't work against 64-biatchrome.


Sometimes filters do wonderful things.
 
2014-08-27 12:46:03 PM  

Rev.K: Bravo, subby.


Likewise
 
2014-08-27 12:47:25 PM  
When in Chrome
 
2014-08-27 12:56:22 PM  

fisker: When in Chrome


Crow like the Chromans?
 
2014-08-27 01:36:34 PM  

mizchief: Nice example of unnecessary censorship


derp...
 
2014-08-27 01:39:30 PM  

mizchief: drumhellar: Tobin_Lam: Why does a web browser need to be 64-bit? I remember when I had the option of getting 64- or 32-bit Office 2010. It basically boiled down to "Do you have 4GB or larger datasets?"

64-bit mode has a few features not available in 32-bit mode - the larger address space helps with ASLR (Address space layout randomization), which should give a security boost.

16 general purpose registers are available, rather than 4, though the larger instruction size may negate this - it depends on the app.

Exploits that run on 32-biatchrome likely won't work against 64-biatchrome.

Also, eventually, new versions of Windows will be 64-bit only, which means the WOW64 environment will stop being updated for new features. It's better to have the browser ready with bugs shook out and plugins updated for 64-bit mode before this happens.

Nice example of unnecessary censorship


As often as tabs crash on me in Chrome, it is apt.
 
2014-08-27 01:44:01 PM  
Linux had had this for a long while now.
 
2014-08-27 02:45:25 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Why does a web browser need to be 64-bit? I remember when I had the option of getting 64- or 32-bit Office 2010. It basically boiled down to "Do you have 4GB or larger datasets?"


I think the big reason Office kept a 32-bit version for as long as it did (2013 is 64-bit only I believe), is plugin compatibility.  All those plugins written over a weekend by a drunk intern compiled for 32 bit don't work on the 64 bit version.
 
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2014-08-27 02:57:47 PM  
Will it use twice as much memory now with bigger pointers?

I liked MIPS' "n32" mode that kept pointers to 4 bytes while giving access to the 64 bit ALU.
 
2014-08-27 07:57:42 PM  

fang06554: Tobin_Lam: Why does a web browser need to be 64-bit? I remember when I had the option of getting 64- or 32-bit Office 2010. It basically boiled down to "Do you have 4GB or larger datasets?"

I think the big reason Office kept a 32-bit version for as long as it did (2013 is 64-bit only I believe), is plugin compatibility.  All those plugins written over a weekend by a drunk intern compiled for 32 bit don't work on the 64 bit version.


Actually Microsoft still recommends the 32-bit version of office 2013 when you redeem a license.
 
2014-08-28 01:14:58 AM  

Skink Wrangler: Rev.K: Bravo, subby.

Likewise


I would like to join in on congratulating subby.
 
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