OSX Lion and TOR browser

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

  1. sneak3 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2011
    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?

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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. sneak3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2011

    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. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    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. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    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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