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Apple started a wave when it announced its new A7 processor -= the brain of all its flagship products — would be 64-bit. Competitors have been keen to catch up, and now Qualcomm's making its move with the new Snapdragon 410, the first 64-bit chip in the line. The catch? It's for low and midrange phones.
One of the truly unforgivable aspects of the Foxtel Download launch recently was that it didn't support 64-bit Windows systems. Fortunately there are people smarter than me who have worked out a way to get around this limitation.
We've been pretty big advocating that you go 64-bit with your next OS—mainly because it'll let you use gobs more RAM. Keep in mind, though, just because an application is 64-bit doesn't necessarily mean it'll be faster:
The phrase "64-bit" has been tossed around lately, the most it's been since the Nintendo 64. If you haven't heard it, pay attention. One of the most important steps forward in computer power is happening right under your nose, but most people don't know thanks to the sneaky efforts of Microsoft and Apple. Though fully 64-bit operating systems are the OSes of tomorrow, you can taste some of that power today with 64-bit versions of Windows and OS X. Here's why 64-bit computing is so awesome: