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64-bit question

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October 22nd 2014, 01:40 PM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
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This might sound a bit silly, but what is actually the difference between freedink64 and freedink? I guess one is the 64 bit version and the other the 32 bit, but given a 64 bit operating system (which I have) is there any advantage of the 64 bit version over the 32 bit one?
October 22nd 2014, 04:30 PM
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Beuc
Peasant Male France
 
32-bit executables rely on a whole stack of compatibility layers that will eventually disappear or work "less optimally". Even if that shouldn't happen tomorrow, by producing a 64-bit executable we make sure we're future-proof
There should also be a slight performance improvement but nothing to brag about out loud.