Archive for December 16th, 2010


Why is the (x86) in Program Files (x86)?

Because it’s 32-bit? On a 32-bit Microsoft Windows system you simply have a “Program Files” folder where all applications (which of course must all be 32-bit (or lower). On a 64-bit Windows system you have both a “Program Files” (for 64-bit) and a “Program Files (x86)” (for 32-bit). Pretty much all programmers know what this […]