OSX Lion and TOR browser

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by sneak3, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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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    maflynn

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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
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    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.

    What I said does. Photoshop gets a lot more benefit out of being 64-bit than Pages does.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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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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