Important information about running a 64-bit browser.

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Important information about running a 64-bit browser.

Unread post by Moonchild » 2011-10-23, 12:39

There are some very important things to note before you decide if you want to use an x64 build:

  1. You will need an x64 Windows Operating System! Just having a 64-bit processor is not enough, you will also have to have a 64-bit version of Windows (i.e. Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit).
  2. Many plugins are either not available or not officially released yet for 64-bit browsers. This will mostly hamper things like in-browser document viewers and media plugins. Most extensions (add-ons), however, do work, not to be confused with plugins.
  3. Running a native, hardware (GPU) accelerated 64-bit application can sometimes cause unpredictable results. 64-bit graphics drivers and similar have not seen the same level of "tried&tested" use as the 32-bit counterparts and you may run into issues that are not necessarily related to Pale Moon, but rather just triggered by it. Most hardware accelerated applications like games are 32-bit applications.
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