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List of Native 64-bit Applications

By on April 26, 2011 Comments Off

180 List of Native 64 bit ApplicationsYesterday, we showed you how to tell whether you’re using 32 or 64 bit Windows and in the past we’ve shown you why you should use 64-bit Windows. Today we share a list, shown to us by Windows Forums member Jeet.

What does “Native” Mean?

Native is a term often used in the compting world to describe true compatibility. When something is native (in this case, a software program), it means it’s built to work completely in an environment (your PC) without compatibility patching. 32-bit programs will work in a 64-bit environment but to be truly “native” they need to be built for 64-bit addressing and communication with hardware without compatibility fixes.

In other words, 64-bit applications are designed to work in a 64-bit environment and, as a result of this, often perform better. To explore the merits of 64-bit, read this guide.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of native 64-bit applications that are free, look no further than the list over at Windows Seven Forums.

Windows 7 – Free Native 64-bit Programs | Windows Seven Forums via Windows Forums



 List of Native 64 bit Applications

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