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64Bit native software for Windows 8

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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64bit

    64Bit native software for Windows 8


    I have Windows 8 PRO 64x , was wondering can you help me where can i find some list of 64x native software,.. browsers and any other 64x software commercial and free... TY!!!!

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    Thanks area 66 any help is much appreciated!!!! Was browsing lots of torrent sites only a few have 64bit software category, and it's usually a poor one I also found this site 64-bit Software
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    torrents ? , I never use them and I will never do, no wonder why peoples have so many problem with their PCs
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    I agree about the torrent sites,... i had some problems in the past with viruses. But all i was saying there is just not so much info on 64bit software and today majority of people use 64bit processors and OS on their PC's and laptops and such...
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    But why do you want 64 bits apps ? the 32 bits work perfectly in Windows 8 , I have not check with Windows 8 but with Windows 7, Microsoft Office x64 was not that great.
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    I know about 32bit software working perfect on 64bit architecture,... but i have read somewhere that 64bit software works better and is more stable than 32bit software,.. i have been on windows 7 64bit so i know all about advantages and disadvantages of 32bit software.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    and also: 64bit and x64 - Start64! - Start on 64
    and some others...

    Sites like these put a lot of 32bit programs on the lists! That's just to fill the gaps for the moment.

    And soon you'll see:
    "REPORT TO US: This software is not 64-bit native!!!"

    You can see in Task Manager if a program runs in 64 or 32bit (Win7: marked as *32 and Win8: marked as (32bit))

    From usage experience, you can build your own list.

    Here's what I can add to the certified x64 list:

    -Stellarium (recently made in 64bit): Stellarium
    -VirtualBox (x64 core + x64 interface)
    -Vmware Player / Workstation (x64 core + x86 interface)
    -Most of the MS Sysinternals Suite
    -DosBox x64 (working builds): VOGONS :: View topic - Building 64-Bit Dosbox 0.74 with Visual Studio 2010 SP1
    -PE Explorer (google it)
    -GIMP (extras: recently the normalmap plugin is also x64, to be found on googlecode)
    -Adobe Photoshop (extras: normalmap with nVidia x64 plugin)
    -Adobe After Effects
    -3DS Max
    -Cinema 4D
    -Blender

    -Free stuff from Sourceforge
    (from some easy code opensource projects I built x64 myself like Multiple Desktops: Multiple Desktops for Windows | Free Development software downloads at SourceForge.net) mostly I failed because I'm no compiler expert.

    -Eclipse IDE
    -mingw64 compiler
    -vs2010 compilers
    -Java
    -Adobe Flash (11 and above)

    -Waterfox (x64 version of Firefox)
    -Pale Moon (the same but older, I never used)

    -7Zip
    -WinRAR

    -Office 2010 and above

    -VLC player
    -MPC Homecinema player

    ...And many others (some still to come).


    Hope this helps a bit (a 64bit).
    Last edited by Hopachi; 05 Nov 2012 at 12:31.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Danijel View Post
    but i have read somewhere that 64bit software works better and is more stable than 32bit software,...
    Not always. In some cases where there are early builds like first versions in 64bit, you can consider them less stable than 32bit ones.
    It also depends on how well the software was tested. More steble or not, I also prefer the 64bit versions since I use x64 Windows for more than just the one reason (more RAM memory allocation).

    You can see some serious (sometimes a bit, sometimes more) improvements in x64 with programs like converters (video, audio, imaging) 2D/3D renderers, file archivers and AV scanners.

    Remember that not all software has to be 64bit. Less-demanding applications don't have to be 64bit because you won't feel the benefit.
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    Thanks Hopachi man, this is a great help,... Yes i know what you are saying, but the point is there are so much more benefits when you compare 64bit architecture to 32bit, in terms of stability and fluidity and safety... First commercial 64bit OS was Windows XP 64-Bit Edition released on October 25, 2001...that's a big gap my friend.
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