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Google's Chrome browser is making its debut in the 64-bit world, though only as a beta for now.
In a blog post, Google's Daniel Xie said the newest version of the browser is available on the new Chrome 64-bit Beta Channel for users of Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8.
"The new version replaces the existing version while preserving all your settings and bookmarks, so there’s no need to uninstall a current installation of Chrome," Xie said.
A separate article on tech site The Next Web said Chrome 64-bit initially entered the early-test Dev and Canary channels in June.
It said the 64-bit version "should be faster than its 32-bit counterpart, especially in graphics and multimedia content."
The new version should also be safer because of its ability to use new OS features such as High Entropy ASLR on Windows 8, it added.
"In addition, 64-bit Chrome should feel more stable than the 32-bit version, with fewer crashes during general use," it said. — Joel Locsin/TJD, GMA News