Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 22:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV It's been a very long wait, but the release is finally here: Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1. Since Flash has come under increasing scrutiny, there's a lot at stake here for Adobe. This release is supposed to use far less resources while still being faster, more stable, and more secure. Update: No 64bit Flash player for now - on any platform. The Linux beta has been axed.
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And the heavier the application in question the more benefit it gains; audio and video editing and processing applications, 3D modeling and CAD applications, photo manipulation, hell, even gaming.

I never said that there are no benefits with 64 bit computing. As I already said it depends on the type of operation. It's a FACT that some operations are faster on 32 bit processors. 64 bit cpus can slow a process by adding overhead, namely 64 bit pointers that take up twice as much cpu cache. Benefits related to video are more in intensive encoding, not a junky plug-in that streams video.

I think a lot of the mythos behind 64 bit comes from game consoles where you had a significant difference in performance between 16/32/64 bit systems. For the typical consumer the difference between 32 and 64 bit is negligible. I'm all for the move towards 64 bit but there is an unsubstantiated demand for all software to immediately move to 64 bit. Having a few 32 bit programs is not a big deal.

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