[Haifux] Running 32 bit applications (Firefox?) on 64 bit machines

Nadav Har'El nyh at math.technion.ac.il
Sun Aug 21 12:36:34 MSD 2011

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011, guy keren wrote about "Re: [Haifux] Running 32 bit applications (Firefox?) on 64 bit machines":
> because this is progress - to move to a 64-bit operating system, and
> running all the applications in 64-bit mode.

Indeed. I'm amazed every time somebody tells me he just had a 32-bit version
of Windows or Linux installed. x86-64, the 64-bit extensions to the x86
architecture, have been on every AMD processor for eight (!) years, and on
every Intel processor for about six years.

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