Chromium 64bit has arrived

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  1. JimboW

    JimboW Registered Member

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    You can test the builds from here -http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-continuous/index.html?- they seem to be updated in conjunction with the 32bit builds. Looks like Chrome will be 64bit before we know it. Wonder what it will add to security.
     
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    Finally, now find out which one is the most recent build for us to download!
     
  3. JimboW

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    The one at the bottom. 210360 currently.

    I tested it briefly, can't really tell a difference at the moment. All extensions worked. I am just wondering what it will bring to security. Surely stronger ASLR at the minimum.
     
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    Awsome! I was waiting for Chrome or FF to become 64 bit. With the FF developers stuck in their old ways it surely looks like I will be giving Chrome a try.
     
  5. mlauzon

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    Is there a portable version, as I don't feel like installing it..?!
     
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    It may not mean Chrome will go 64 bit yet, Chrome is a bit different. However, if this does mean we'll see Chrome 64 soonish, I don't see how Mozilla would want to stick to their "No 64" stance. That would be two important browsers that have gone to 64 (IE and Chrome), they'd be silly not to follow. Then again, that would be mostly a business thing since 64 bit does not mean "better" in every way.
     
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    Well, there are x64 versions of Firefox out there, just not done by Mozilla.
     
  8. JimboW

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    Download the chrome-win32.zip

    Mozilla does have it's own 64bit build but only in the nightly channel. You can get it here near the bottom of the page. -http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/-
     
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    yeah but isn't Chromium a developmental version of Chrome? As opposed to developmental versions of FF64 that are not going to become full versions.
     
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    Chromium is Google's open source browser. Google Chrome is Google's proprietary browser.

    Mozilla still hasn't released an official X 64 version of FF; the third party X 64 stable build is Cyberfox.
     
  11. mlauzon

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    Actually, that is just one of them, the other two -- there may be more -- that I know of are:

    Pale Moon (there are x32 builds of this as well):

    http://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-x64.shtml

    Waterfox:

    http://www.waterfoxproject.org/
     
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    There was/is a x64 Opera version.
     
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    But was it ever "official"? From what I knew of it, it was a bit more developed than the one Mozilla was doing, but was about the same kind of deal, unofficial build.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was an official release, I got it from the Opera site. It worked fine for me as a whole. In fact, I thought x64 browsing (for Windows) had finally arrived. I'm a bit ambivalent about x64 browsers at the moment. I am just back to using x86 one's. I don't have to worry about x64 flash or Java any more. I don't see the benefits to be honest, unless there are significant security advantages. There aren't any real speed boons as far as I can see.
     
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    I was fairly certain it wasn't official, but it really doesn't matter all that much :) x64 has its benefits, but there is no real "night and day" difference, in browsers at least that I've ever seen. x64 Flash I've had issue after issue with. I can't say much about how Java is since I haven't touched it in months.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was official too.. It just took Adobe forever to hit the streets with a x64 flash. Seemed like x64 flash would never come for Windows, even though it was available long before for linux...
     
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    It didn't claim to be a snapshot or an experimental release as far as I remember. In fact, I think they announced it in very positive terms.
     
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    Yes, I remember waiting for x64 flash. I think I first tested it in x64 IE9. I was very happy when Opera released the x64 browser, it didn't use the same profile as the x86 either & you could have both set up differently. I uninstalled the x86 however & went with the x64.

    I'm still pretty sure it was official.
     
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