32-bit refers to computer architecture that stores integers, memory addresses, and other data units that are at most 32 bits (or 4 octets) wide.

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Install 32bit Java 7 OpenJDK

Motivation I have a proprietary java application which used to work under Snow Leopard but fails under Lion with the following backtrace: Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" ...
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How old are Macs that cannot run 64-bit applications?

We're trying to decide how much effort to put into ensuring that our software works well in 32-bit mode. (It's scientific software that must handle large datasets, so ensuring that it works well does ...
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Can I install 64 bit software on a 32 bit OS X - 10.5.8 - Leopard?

Can I install 64 bit software on a 32 bit OS X? Or could I "update" my 32 bit OS X to 64 bit OS X? This is what I get when I put uname -a in a terminal: Darwin gaukhar-alibayevas-macbook.local ...
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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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MacOSX 10.8 and 32-bit perl modules

I just upgraded from MacOSX 10.6 to 10.8. Many of my projects depend on Mac::Glue, Mac::Carbon and their ilk. Even though Mac::Glue comes bundled with MacOSX 10.8 perl, it doesn't seem to work: ...
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Will a 32 bit intel app run on Mountain Lion?

I have Lion, running on a 64 bit kernel $ uname -a Darwin dyn1158-144.insecure.ic.ac.uk 11.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.0: Mon Apr 9 19:32:15 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.26.8~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 ...
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Can I run a 32-bit Photoshop automation in Mavericks or Yosemite?

In my business I run Photoshop CS5's (and CS5.5's) web gallery function all the time. Adobe got rid of it in consequent incarnations but I still use it regularly for my clients. This automated ...
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What is the difference between a 32 and a 64 bit installation on a 64 bit machine?

I'm about to install Eclipse on my McBook Pro (2.4GHz Core 2 Duo - so 64 bits if I'm not mistaken). What are the consequences of installing a 64 vs a 32 bit package?
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Is it still possible to run Safari 6 in 32bit on MacOS 10.8?

I tried the ways i know: Get Info - 32bit Mode - Start ==> runs in 64 bit arch -i386 /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOs/Safari ==> results in error is it still somehow possible to run Safari ...
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How old would a Macbook Pro need to be in order to have a non-64bit Intel processor?

My friend has a MBP that was bought 2 or 3 years ago, and I need to help him prepare some software to run. What are the chances he won't be able to boot from a 64bit Linux live USB flash drive?
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Can I install adobe Illustrator cs6 on 32-bit mac

I have mac book pro, Processor: 2.16 Ghz intel Core Duo, Memory: 1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM, Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,2, Total Number Of Cores: 2, Boot ROM Version: MBP12.0061.B03. I tried to ...
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Can I install 64 bit software on a 32 bit macbook pro

I have mac book pro, Processor: 2.16 Ghz intel Core Duo, Memory: 1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM, Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,2, Total Number Of Cores: 2, Boot ROM Version: MBP12.0061.B03. uname -a: Darwin ...
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Is it possible to trick Bootcamp to allow 32bit Win7 installation?

I have a Macbook Pro retina laptop which I want to dual boot windows 7. I have the bootable USB, but bootcamp does not start installation since it reads it 32-bit windows. I know in other MacBooks ...
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32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion?

Is it possible to run 32-bit only screen savers in Mountain Lion? Just opening /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app in 32-bit mode doesn't run ...
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When I download apps it says I need a 64-bit processor

I have a Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and I cannot download apps. When I try to, it says 'this requires a 64-bit processor' (or something like that) and my processor is 32-bit. Does this mean that I'll ...