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12/30/13
Original Poster
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64 Bit Chrome Browser for Mac OS X

Hi,
I don't understand why Google will not work on a 64 Bit version of the Chrome Browser.
Still I don't see any authentic release of Chrome 64 Bit by Google or even the Chromium Project.
We definitely require one that is secure and trustable.
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sarjoor
12/30/13
sarjoor
In fact, Chrome developers ARE actively working on a full 64-bit Chrome for Mac version.  You can add a STAR to the following issue to be notified of updates:


Greg Dahlman
1/15/14
Greg Dahlman
Note that the linked "issue" has been open for 5 years so don't get your hopes up. Unfortunately if you care about security and need to run java your only option is to look at the half a dozen other companies who care about investing in the OS X market.
 
It is an "open-source project to help move the web forward." unless corporate politics get in the way.
 
Darth Sith
1/15/14
Darth Sith
I wish they would make a 64-bit version for Windows.
sarjoor
1/15/14
sarjoor
Chrome developers ARE actively working on a full 64-bit Chrome for Windows version too.  You can add a STAR to the following issue to be notified of updates:


muttmutt
1/20/14
muttmutt
I love that this was opened in 2009 against the pre-release of SNOW LEOPARD... Here we are riding the Mavericks and we're still waiting.
Jacob_Parker
1/27/14
Jacob_Parker
For real though. I can't play against chess computers!
Al77070
1/27/14
Al77070
That's a load of crap - the issue you're pointing everyone to has been open since 2009. Bigger more complex apps have been written in far less time with even fewer resources. This is clearly not a priority for Google.
Ryan123456
1/28/14
Ryan123456
I wonder if Chrom's 32 bit architecture is connected with the battery performance issues that people are having? See, e.g.:
http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/7vIzeE7N1ZM
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5475061
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1595165
 
Chrome is one of the least efficient programs that I run on OS X. Safari consistently uses fewer resources, even when I leave the same tabs open in both Apps, yet the Safari add-ons for Evernote, google talk, and google translate are not nearly as reliable as what is available in Chrome. I wish that we didn't have to make such tradeoffs with browsers.
 
Ironically, some of the biggest resource hogs within chrome are the ones built by Google. For instance, Google Hangouts is the worst. I can process raw images all day without generating enough heat for my fan to spin up, but it spins up within seconds of launching a Google hangout. One day, we're going to start rating how much battery different apps burn through and judging them accordingly. Chrome will not fare well.
rbt_stack
1/29/14
rbt_stack
64bit is needed. I'm currently writing programs that use Chromium, and without 64bit on all platforms, it holds back development for all platforms.
ueli hebeisen
1/30/14
ueli hebeisen
That's what I have noticed too, when upgrading to Mavericks my Mac gets noticably slower. I had to upgrade my RAM and by the way I found that Chrome was using considerably more memory than for e.g. Safari or Firefox.
 
And running on 32bit I can't use all my webservices. Until Chrome isn't available in a 64bit version I have to use an alternative webbrowser.
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MickeyJayDee
6/24/14
MickeyJayDee
Chrome Canary for OS X version 38.0.2065.0 was released today and that is now 64-bit so we should see it some time in the future.

Here's a screenshot I took today


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