Chrome Hits 64-Bit On Linux


Linux adherents now have something to cheer about as the Chromium team announced in a mailing list on Thursday of the commencement of work on a 64-bit version of Chrome for Linux. Chromium is the open-source project behind Google's branded and supported Chrome browser. Chrome's engineers running programs written in the JavaScript language common on the Web known as V8 are the team behind the 64-bit project.

The transition to 64-bit software is well under way with Linux and Mac OS X at the fore-front. But for desktop computing, 32-bit operating systems and software are common - presenting problems of 64-bit browser with a 32-bit plug-in or JavaScript.

Notable advantage of 64-bit includes larger amounts of memory, performance can benefit from extra storage spaces called registers on processors, and some intense computing tasks run faster.

Linux adherents known to be technical and proficient programmers are champions of 64-bit software. Adobe recent adoption of 64-bit version of Flash Player for Linux points to their agitation. Now they have also stirred-up the necessity for a 64-bit browsers.
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