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Old Dec 4, 2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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OSX Lion and TOR browser

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!
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Old Dec 4, 2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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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
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Old Dec 4, 2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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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?
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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.

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