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sneak3
Dec 4, 2011, 07:54 AM
Hi there guys!

I wanted to download the TOR browser for my macbook pro osx lion.

When I go to the download page, they offer me the option to choose from TOR 32 bit and TOR 64 bit.

I thought all mac os were 64 bits...so does TOR has the 32 bit version?

And in my case, which one should I get?

Thanks!



maflynn
Dec 4, 2011, 08:01 AM
Not all OSX apps are or need to be 64bit.

What advantage does a 64bit web browser give you over a 32bit? Access to > 4gb of ram

sneak3
Dec 4, 2011, 10:39 AM
Not all OSX apps are or need to be 64bit.

What advantage does a 64bit web browser give you over a 32bit? Access to > 4gb of ram


Hmm so I may install both, but the 64 one will give me better performance, is that it?

And that applies to all kinds of softwares?

iThinkergoiMac
Dec 4, 2011, 12:00 PM
Hmm so I may install both, but the 64 one will give me better performance, is that it?

Possibly better performance. For something like TOR, you won't notice a difference. On principle, 64-bit is always preferable, but in the end for something like TOR, there's no real difference.

And that applies to all kinds of softwares?

What I said does. Photoshop gets a lot more benefit out of being 64-bit than Pages does.

Riemann Zeta
Dec 4, 2011, 12:06 PM
But the x64 version of the tor-browser package also works completely fine on Lion. The x64 build has the theoretical advantage of being 100% native for the modern Intel processor, but I doubt there will be any perceivable differences in speed.