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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Bending Unit
Member since:
2005-07-06

Out of curiosity, what do you all need 64-bit for on a desktop OS ?

Because we want to use all of our 4 GB RAM obviously. You generally don't want to buy new computers with less.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Yes, but again what use has this large RAM for most desktop software ? Especially considering that it's extremely rare that one *single* process uses 4 GB RAM, and that if you just need to run several big processes at the same time, a 64-bit OS is sufficient.

Is this about "my RAM is bigger than yours", or is it actually useful ?

Edited 2010-06-11 08:30 UTC

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l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Is this about "my RAM is bigger than yours", or is it actually useful ?


Well, if one only tweets, youtubes, facebooks, and whatnot, or develops simple database-frontend webapps, then obviously not.

Otherwise, give me all the memory and all the cores, and I have some fairly hungry algorithms that would be eager to eat it all ;)

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marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

[quote]
Yes, but again what use has this large RAM for most desktop software ? Especially considering that it's extremely rare that one *single* process uses 4 GB RAM, and that if you just need to run several big processes at the same time, a 64-bit OS is sufficient.

Is this about "my RAM is bigger than yours", or is it actually useful ? [/quote]

Oh let's see, people who do video editing, graphics work, etc. etc. etc.

Me, I use VMWare and make full use of my 8 Gig of RAM. Not to mention 64 bit is more efficient, especially when it comes to crunching numbers like with data base applications.

32 bit is outdated, has been for a long time. It's well paste the time for lazy coders to start coding for 64bit.

Edited 2010-06-11 19:14 UTC

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