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 Best Free Windows 64-bit Internet and Email

Best Free Windows 64-bit Browser

Now is a good time to try a 64-bit browser. Just don't get rid of your 32-bit browser until you are sure that you can do without it. You may find that you rely upon a 32-bit add-on, plug-in, or extension which has no 64-bit replacement. Here's the main ones that do:

The advantages of 64-bit browsers outweigh the disadvantages. 64-bit programs typically use more memory because 64-bit data is bigger than 32-bit data. But most of us would rather have access to more memory; faster operations particularly for decoding or encoding; and advanced 64-bit security features such as more robust ALSR (address space layout randomization) than that available in 32-bit Windows. And you get all this without having to learn anything new because the 64-bit versions use the same interface.

Google Chrome

The 64-bit version of Chrome has been a long time coming but it is well worth the wait. It is first in this list because it is new and many people will want to use it. I have been using both 32-bit and 64-bit versions and often had to check which version I was using because they are so similar. Regarding add-ons, you will loose 32-bit add-on support but Google is changing the add-on framework so all the current 32-bit add-ons will have to change at some point as well. Crhome also has its own Flash player built-in.


Waterfox is my preferred browser and the defacto 64-bit replacement for Firefox because it is now a Mozilla project. It is an optimized 64-bit version of Firefox that doesn't remove major components unlike another alternative Pale Moon. Waterfox is so close to Firefox "that it uses the same profile that Firefox does. If you uninstall Waterfox make sure you don't have the remove personal data box ticked!". The advantage of this is that you can synchronize all your settings between 32-bit Firefox, 64-bit Waterfox, and 64-bit Palemoon.

Internet Explorer

While Internet Explorer 64-bit is a very good browser, I don't using it much because I have had more problems with the websites I rely upon and work on. Even so, I enjoyed using it as it was also noticeably smoother and faster than the 32-bit version.


Opera has slipped badly with the latest upgrade to a blink-based engine. It is currently missing print preview, the ability to print web-page backgrounds as there is no page setup dialog, the ability to import bookmarks or even a bookmark manager (there is an add-in which you will need to use input bookmarks from other browsers), some HTML entity/character support, and the ability to customize search providers. It also has problems with plug-ins and rendering. Apart from these major issues it ran smoothly and was easy to use.


  Best Free Windows 64-bit Email

Microsoft offer no real 64-bit solution for the latest versions of Windows:

  • Windows 8 Mail is a Modern UI application but it is very limited. If you use it, you will have to complement it with webmail or another email program.
  • Windows 7 does not include an email client.
  • Windows Vista 64 has a 64-bit version of Windows Mail which makes it Microsoft's only competent 64-bit email client.


Thunderbirdis our recommended client for the 32-bit Windows desktop but Mozilla's only 64-bit version is the unsupported beta Earlybird. It is good enough to use but be warned that you may strike problems although I haven't ... yet.

Unfortunately, moving from your existing email client to 64-bit Thunderbird 3 can be quite a challenge. Users moving from Thunderbird 2 under Windows 7 and Vista 64 will need to use two third party freeware products, MozBackupand MailStore Home. Migration from Outlook is relatively simple under Vista 64 using the import function. This approach doesn't work under Windows 7 due to changes in the registration of MAPI entries which no one appears to want to acknowledge or address.


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Privatefirewall is the best firewall ever. Plus it has a process blocker. I hate Comodo. Their software caused me a system failure of such enormous proportions, that I had to completely re-install Windows fresh. I wont be using anything they make again. Especially since their support is atrocious.

I use Pale Moon when I don't feel like using Firefox, and it has some differences, though I can't really remember what they are. It's a great browser & still has features that by now, Firefox has retardedly decided to remove, which is stupid considering they could just give the option to remove the features & not screw over the rest of us. Plus they're update-crazy at Mozilla, every other day they push an update & one of my important extensions breaks & they expect developers to keep up with them....that's not reasonable. A lot of extension developers develop their extensions in their free time, for free. It's not possible for them to keep up like that. Pale Moon doesn't update too often & I've never found it to not work with extensions I need. Pretty much all extensions work fine with it.

However, Potplayer is WAY better than VLC imo, especially the interface & the way it works. Sure, there aren't any great themes really available, but in performance, I don't believe I'd want to use ANYTHING else. Especially while watching TV shows. It has this feature in which the playlist is part of the main window & only appears in fullscreen when you hover over the side. Otherwise it disappears, and the same thing goes for the controls & the top bar, they only appear when you hover over the edges of the screen. That is an absolutely essential thing to me. Same goes for seekbar thumbnails. The options in Potplayer are absolutely awesome & I can right click & change the audio renderer almost instantly, which is a biggy for me, considering I have my TV hooked up via HDMI & also have headphones/stereo, which requires me to be able to quickly change the setting of where the audio goes out, without having to open a window and go through a bunch of settings. Most of the settings are available through a right click & context menu, which is awesome. You can do SO much with Potplayer, except I haven't used a lot of features, like the live ones. I'm sure they're just as good. I am so stoked that I accidentally stumbled across Potplayer, because now I don't know how I got along with out it, to be honest.

I have been using a 64bit video encoder/converter called "Kirara Encoder x64" for about a year now and have found it to be very fast and gives great results. I would be interested to see if anyone else has used it and get others opinions on this excellent program and perhaps have it included in 64bit list.

Update:- "Kirara Encoder x64" has now become "ShanaEncoder" It has been updated and the GUI has changed. I will report back after some testing.

No review on SlimCleaner ( ? On the website has PC Mag best of the year 2012 badge.. but I trust Gizmo more :)

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Money Manager EX - 32bit only.

I am looking for the best & free program that converts music from MP3 to waves. Your help would be very appreciated. I am using Windows 8 that is 64-bit. You can use it.:)

Audacity, would be my recomendation. I am using Windows 7 64 bit, and an older version of Audacity (1.3)-No problems.
Simply import a copy of your MP3 file, Audacity will prompt you to do this or it will convert your original file. Click Export as WAV(to wherever you want to store it ). The process takes a few seconds.

Nitro Reader isn't 64bit.

From their website:

"The Nitro Reader application itself is 32-bit but Nitro can be run on both 32-bit and 64-bit Operating Systems. We do not have a 64 bit version of the Nitro Reader application."

Why do they have two separate versions for "32bit" and "64bit" then? is the installer 64bit and the app itself is 32bit?

Nitro Pro installs as a 64 bit app
Also there was another post that the reader was not a printer - it includes an excellent printer that will allow you to APPEND to an existing PDF either as the first or the last page

Edit: the the main write up has a 64 bit icon next to it, not a 32bit icon. I think it is wrong to label it 64 bit if only the installer is 64 bit.

Yes! I use nothing but Cyberfox. Faster then 32bit in my opinion. Updates are only a few days behind and are easy to install. Uses the same code as firefox, just compiled as x64 bit. Theme has been change too. Can run congruent with firefox. Uses same profile which lets you use the sync feature. I haven't used either Waterfox or Pale Moon so can't compare them.