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News Adobe kills 64-bit Flash Player

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  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Better to get it right I guess. Everything will move to 64 bit sooner or later
     
  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    yes it is, have you seen flash based websites on 64bit internet explorer, red x here red x there, red x bloody everywhere.
     
  4. Sonofalich

    Sonofalich New Member

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    Well if you use Internet Explorer, I think you have more issues than seeing red X's.
     
  5. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    who needs a 64 bit browser?
     
  6. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    I really don't get why this is taking so long for them to do. it is single handedly holding up the development of fast 64 bit browsers as so much stuff online uses flash. I have used IE x64 on occasion and with a decent connection it is so fast at rendering the page.
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    yes 64 bit internet explorer is faster than firefox/chrome/safari at rendering a page, so long as there is no flash on the page, cos no 64bit flash support.

    i wish they would hurry up, maybe they should just ask microsoft to do it, lol
     
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    bw67958 New Member

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    What's the benefit of 64 bit browser?
     
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    thehippoz New Member

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    yeah no doubt.. well least they're working on it
     
  10. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    As said before it's really not a big deal :-\
     
  11. ssj12

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    64-bit OS users.
     
  12. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Nah, you can run a 32* browser in a 64* OS. So who cares :)
     
  13. TSR2

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    And you can run a 16 bit browser in a 32 bit OS :)
     
  14. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Everybody's Happy :D
     
  15. Vigilante

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    64-bit software is intrinsically more secure than 32-bit since it cannot have its memory injected to from another running application.

    An example of why this is important:

    Say a vulnerability is found and exploited to run a keylogger on your machine. On a 64-bit version of Windows, it will be able to inject itself into any running 32-bit application (like it could on 32-bit windows) and record keystrokes that way. the reason it would do that, is because it cannot directly capture keystrokes by hooking into the system keyboard driver, as it's protected. If your browser is 64-bit, this type of side attack is completely avoided.

    A secondary example is specifically relating to Adobe: Everyone and their dog knows that flash is notoriously insecure. A simple port to 64-bit (which Adobe would have you believe is some major undertaking) would instantly tighten it up, preventing a good portion of the vulnerabilities they find so hard to keep out of their software in the first place.

    A 64-bit version of flash for Windows is the only block left to move before we can finally start to see a major improvement in browser security - sandboxes and the like are great, but not perfect, in a 32-bit environment.

    Hurry up Adobe, we asked you 8 years ago for this!
     
  16. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    I lost faith in Adobe years ago.

    They just doesn't really seem to care about Flash anymore. In fact, unless it's one of their big buck products, they don't seem to care much at all.
     
  17. Mirceac

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    Apparently there is a version of linux 64bit that comes with a 64bit native browser... and people don't like to downgrade from it to get flash player...

    I am not an apple fun but as Steve Jobs said adobe is lazy...
    Where is Flash Player 64bit for Windows?
    I'm not an apple fun, really I'm not! But as Steve Jobs said "Adobe is lazy"

    HTML5 works on 64bit!!!

    - From a web developer.
     
  18. jrs77

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    To be fair, it's not just Adobe Flash that lacks good 64bit-support... 64bit-stuff is basically everywhere a problem... drivers, software etc.

    The only reason to have a 64bit-system is to have more then 3GB RAM available, but if you don't need this, then it's a total waste of efforts so far.

    :sigh:
     
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    And we could still live in caves...they did the job...

    The lack of 64bit Flash is possibly the reason why 64bit browsers aren't mainstream. Still, here's hoping HTML5 takes Flash out of the equation.
     
  20. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

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    It seems the weak are always holding back the strong like consoles are holding back the power of PC gaming and now Adobe is holding back IE 64 bit. I'm no fan of IE (love Google Chrome) but IE 64 is blazing fast.

    I wish programmers get on the ball because I really love using my 64 bit OS
     
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