Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 21:49 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Graphics, User Interfaces "Adobe Flash Player 'Square' is a preview release that enables native 64-bit support on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows operating systems, as well as enhanced support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta. We have made this preview available so that users can test existing content and new platforms for compatibility and stability."
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RE[2]: So now flash can use >4GB
by lemur2 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 05:35 UTC in reply to "RE: So now flash can use >4GB"
lemur2
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A more appropriate questions is, does anyone need 64-bit for anything?


Many people have a 64-bit machine. The extra registers available in 64-bit machines, and the additional multimedia instructions, means that method JIT compilers can be made to perfom better.

If javascript can be made to perform better, then open video player plugins become quite feasible:
http://www.templates.com/blog/10-html5-video-players/

If you can run such an open video player as a plugin, then you can enjoy open video (HTML5/WebM/Theora) over the web, even if your OS vendor (***cough iPad cough***) does not want you to be able to.

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