Windows 8 consumer preview is here and it’s time to look around for download information related to all geeky stuff you need in there. Chrome for X64 architecture of Windows 8 is top among that list.
So, is Chrome really available for 64bit version of Windows 8?
The simple answer is, Chrome does not have a 64 variant for the Windows platform. However, the normal 32 bit will work fine on the 64bit version of Windows 8, just as a 32bit app. Download it from here
“Neither Chromium nor V8 has a 64-bit version on the Windows platform right now. However, Chrome does run on 64-bit Windows as a 32-bit application. V8 should only need a small number of changes to build on the Windows platform.”A 64-bit version of Chromium can be built on Linux by using the -Dtarget_arch=x64 flag on the GYP build system. (This is the default on 64-bit Linux systems.)
that’s how the chromium team has explained it on the project documentation. Considering the fact that other browsers have 64 bit versions available, I think its high time the team worked on a 64 bit
Chrome runs as a 32-bit process on 64-bit Windows systems.Â Native Client inner sandbox on 64-bit Windows systems uses SFI and requires running the loader as a 64-bit process. This is a known problem and the team is working on it. There are many suggestions mentioned here and the primary one seems to be of creating a 64 bit version of Chrome for windows!
Stay tuned for more information on this!!!