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Raspberry Pi OS enters the 64-bit era (but 32-bit is still the default option)

Raspberry Pi has been using 64-bit processors for its tiny, low-cost computers since the organization launched the Raspberry Pi 3 in early 2016. But up until now the official Raspberry Pi OS has been 32-bit only. Now, after months of beta testing, the folks at Raspberry Pi have released the first official build of Raspberry Pi […]

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Running Windows on ARM? Now you’ll need Windows 11 for x64 app emulation

One of the challenges Microsoft faced when bringing Windows to computers with ARM processors was that many Windows applications were designed for x86 chips like the ones Intel and AMD product. So Windows on ARM has an emulation feature that uses software to get x86 apps to run on ARM. When Windows 10 on ARM […]

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Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 10 32-bit (for new PCs)

Microsoft has been shipping 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows for almost twenty years. But starting with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the company will no longer offer 32-bit builds to PC makers. That means if you already have a Windows 10 computer running a 32-bit version of the operating system you’ll be able […]

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CrossOver 19 runs 32-bit Windows apps on 64-bit only macOS Catalina

CrossOver is software that allows you to run Windows programs on non-Windows operating systems including Linux, Chrome OS, and macOS. But one problem with that last part is that an awful lot of Windows applications are 32-bit… and even many 64-bit apps have 32-bit installers. So when dropped support for 32-bit apps with the launch […]

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Windows on ARM is getting 64-bit app support… and a Linux subsystem

The first Windows 10 PCs with ARM devices started shipping recently, and they really do run a version of Windows that looks nearly identical to what you’d see on a computer with an Intel or AMD processor. The only catch is limited app support. Today you can use Windows on ARM to run 32-bit applications […]

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Apple is phasing out support for 32-bit iOS apps

Apple was the first company to offer a smartphone powered by a 64-bit processor. Now it looks like it’ll be the first to end support for phones with 32-bit chips. Sort of. Your older iPhones or iPads won’t stop working anytime soon, but there are signs that any device running the latest version of iOS […]

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Actions Semiconductor joins the 64-bit chip party

Actions Semiconductor’s first 64-it processor is on the way. The ATM9009 is a quad-core chip based on ARM Cortex-A53 architecture, and it’s designed for high-end Android tablets and TV boxes. The chip features PowerVR G6230 graphics, support for HEVC/H.265 4K Ultra HD video playback, and Actions says the processor can handle displays up to 2560 […]