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: So now flash can use >4GB
by Hypnos on Thu 16th Sep 2010 04:48 UTC in reply to "So now flash can use >4GB"
Hypnos
Member since:
2008-11-19

32-bit Flash causes stability problems on my 64-bit Linux system because the 32-bit compatibility libraries don't work as well as the native libraries for things like sound and video acceleration. A 64-bit plugin would be useful to me.

A more appropriate questions is, does anyone need 64-bit for anything? Yes, if you do computationally intensive tasks like video editing or scientific simulations. I prototype code for my calculation server on my laptop, where I run Flash.

32-bit Skype is also a thorn, though it only needs the sound system.

I also hope that HTML5/SVG and SIP/SILC/etc. become more popular.

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RE[2]: So now flash can use >4GB
by lemur2 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 05:35 in reply to "RE: So now flash can use >4GB"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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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Shannara Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't forget that 32bit programs/drivers, etc makes a 64bit OS run SLOWER. So your best bet is to get as many things on 64bit as possible.

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Bending Unit Member since:
2005-07-06

What makes you think so?

Drivers of course must match the OS but 32-bit applications run perfectly on 64-bit Windows 7.

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