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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Now add the additional GP registers to the mix, and you can have far better -application- performance.

That's only if the code can be optimized to make use of those additional registers. And even then you have cases where the heavy 64 bit pointers negate that benefit and slow down the process.

64 bit is nice for the memory boost but performance benefits are overrated, especially in the context of typical software.

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