Start64!Microsoft is working to bring a 64-bit version of the Office productivity suite on Apple’s Mac, and the company took an important step recently towards this goal when it pushed this new release to the slow ring of the Insider program.

Mac Office and the Transition to 64-bit

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2016-Jul-08 | Tags: appleonly64

Start64!As you may know, Apple has long encouraged application developers to adopt the 64-bit runtime environment, and we’ve been hearing from customers (e.g. here and here) that 64-bit versions of Mac Office are desirable to enable larger address spaces, better performance, and new innovative features. The Mac Office team has been working on the transition and we’re currently preparing to release the Office apps in full 64-bit.

Start64!Today, June 28, 2016, Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov laid down an example draft plan on how Canonical will deal with 32-bit (i386) support for upcoming Ubuntu Linux releases.

Start64!Today, June 23, 2016, Barry Kauler, the creator of the Puppy Linux distribution, has proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of Puppy Linux 6.3.2 "Slacko."

Start64!Antergos' Dustin Falgout announced just a few minutes ago, June 15, 2016, that the latest ISO images for the Arch Linux-based operating system are now available for download.

Start64!It's been over a year since Apple required all app updates to offer a 64-bit binary. It would appear that the firm now wants to warn you when you use an app that doesn't comply with the rule, or more specifically, a 32-bit app that hasn't been updated since before June 1, 2015 when the rule was enforced.

Start64!Thanks to one of our readers, we were able to report last week on the release of the PCLinuxOS 64 2016.06. MATE Edition operating system. However, today we would like to introduce our readers to the PCLinuxOS 64 2016.06 Xfce Edition OS.

Start64!Porteus Solutions' Tomasz Jokiel announced on May 30, 2016, the release of the final Porteus Kiosk 4.0.0 Web Kiosk operating system based on the latest GNU/Linux technologies and open-source software.

Start64!Michael Ellerman, a Linux kernel developer, working for IBM, reported recently on the fact that a group of engineers from IBM and SUSE managed to enable kernel live patching support for the PPC64le hardware architecture.

Start64!GNU/Linux and Android-x86 developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia today, May 26, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of his custom Chromium OS build.

Start64!Debian is one of the most acclaimed and respected open-source projects, with over 1,400 contributors from all over the world, and the Debian GNU/Linux operating system is being used almost everywhere around us.

Start64!The Wine Staging team announced a few minutes ago, April 19, 2016, that the Wine Staging 1.9.8 development release is now available for download via the official channels.

Start64!Microsoft has let slip that it will be releasing a 64-bit version of its Windows 10 Mobile operating system. So why does this matter? What does this mean for mobile device users? Read on to find out.

Start64!If you’re using a Lumia 950 or 950 XL with a relatively modern Snapdragon processor (namely, a Snapdragon 808 or beyond), then your hardware is fully capable of running a 64-bit operating system. That would pay dividends, potentially at least, regarding processing speed, security, and a host of other advantages. To date, though, Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile has been 32-bit, limiting the advantages that could be attained from 64-bit computing.

Start64!Michael Tremer today, April 14, 2016, announced the release and immediate availability for download of the 100th Core Update of the IPFire 2.19 Linux kernel-based firewall distribution.

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