The following multi-piece lineup that we are continually expanding, gives an overview of the 64-bit development status of the major Windows applications.
Although not in a localized German version, but this can be retrofitted as XPI – the open-source browser available in version 3.6 and 64-bit software before. His immense popularity owes Firefox numerous extensions that are usually platform-independent and can be run under the 64-bit version.
Exceptions are extensions that contain binary code. They can be recognized because it per operating system is different for Downloads – just a general Windows download is indicated there, it almost always involves the 32-bit version.
With plug-ins currently it looks even worse: The directory in x64-wiki contains only the Java Plug-in. Flash and Shockwave there are not in 64 bit.
Google has announced its Bowser in August last year, 64-bit versions, the first to appear for Linux. At the moment you have to run on Windows x64 32-bit version.
Microsoft ships with Windows 7 x64 from both the 32- and the 64-bit version of IE8. However, the pre-installed icons start the old version. The reason for this is also in the many 32-bit add-ons that do not get along with the 64-bit version. The default implementation of the 32-bit IE8 avoids unnecessary support calls at Microsoft.
The Norwegians are on a 64-bit version for Linux and FreeBSD, Windows users must meanwhile be content with the 32-bit version
In addition to the native plugins all browsers today need additional external Web Applications to view non-HTML content:
Adobe Reader: The current version 9.3 is only available in a 32-bit version, which also officially supports Windows x64
PDF-Xchange Viewer: The PDF Viewer is available as a native 64-bit application. It is lighter than the Adobe starts faster, and has been in the free version simple editing functions. For higher claims there is a Pro version, the functions to be unlocked without reinstalling by entering the registration code after purchase.
Flash Player: With Version 11 Adobe finally provides a version for 64-bit browser. The installer includes both 32- and 64-bit version of the player. When downloading, make sure that Adobe would like to install additional programs that are generally undesirable, such as the Google Toolbar or McAfee Security Scan Plus. The selection for this foistware is activated in advance, so you should uncheck here if you do not want these additions.
Java: Here the situation is clear: for the 32-bit browser to Install a 32-bit Java, for a 64-bit browser only a 64-bit Java.
Microsoft Office is the 2010 version the first time in 32 and 64-bit version. Users could especially benefit from 64-bit Excel when complex tables are to be calculated. The higher performance comes at a price but limited compatibility with previous versions.
Existing ActiveX Controls and Comm-addins can not be used any more. In addition, VBA macros no longer work with circumstances if they call functions in external DLLs.
Due to the expected transition problems the Office Setup on Windows x64 installed by default, the 32-bit version, the 64-bit version must be so explicitly selected.
The current version 3.2 is available in a 64-bit version for various Linux distributions, but not for Windows. In there are no references to the appearance of a 64-bit version for Windows.
Free photo editing software with features normally only expensive commercial products offer, such as the work with layers, color curves and transparency.
It is an open source clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP. By right-clicking on an image in Windows Explorer, the size can be changed.
this is a CD / DVD burning program like
CDBurnerXP = better
quite a while InfraRecorder