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John T. Haller
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New Term For Dual Mode 32-bit and 64-bit Apps

I'm thinking about changing the term I use to refer to portable apps that include both the 32-bit and 64-bit apps within them and automatically switch. Currently, I use the term "Dual Mode". Originally, I was going to call them "Universal" but Microsoft started using that for their UWP thing. I was considering "Dual Build" but regular end users may not know what build is. Also considering "Dual Version" but that could be confusing since some apps include an older version of the app for 32-bit users or pre-Windows 10 users. Lastly thought of "Dual Bit" since perhaps that makes more sense.

One reason I'm asking now is that the feature will be appearing in the PA.c Platform shortly: https://i.imgur.com/1ckpi8T.jpg

So, thoughts on Dual Mode, Dual Build, Dual Version, Dual Bit? Have another term that might work?

Thanks for your thoughts!

Other Possibilities: Hybrid, Composite, Compound, Combo, Combined, Dual Architecture

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Mode or Build or Version is sound and safe. Not sure what else you would call it other than 32/65 Duel mode, build version. As long as the explanation follows you should be safe.

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I think of Composite or (better) Hybrid.. Also, new terms should not sound weird if translated!

A bit busy right now, I'll search for something else in a Thesaurus dictionary..

EDIT#1:
Offline 16 bit app (Bibliorom Larousse) → versatile, combined, heterogeneous, harmonious..
www.thesaurus.com → twin, compound..

  • Hybrid is still the best alternative. this word is used in technology (cars) and doesn't only refer to genetics. Its arabic version dosen't sound weird.
  • Universal sounds more deep, advanced, complicated, or vague.
  • Mode sounds better than Build or something else, just because it's more familiar. It will be more confusing if the whole sentence is changed.

EDIT#2: Thinking wisely, Hybrid Architecture also looks modern and more explanatory.

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New Term For Dual Mode 32-bit and 64-bit Apps

Combined 32&64 bit Version

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Prompt to ask user?

Looking at the screenshot you provided, do you think it would be good to include an option to allow PA.c to prompt the user whether or not to install the 32-bit or 64-bit versions?

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Try the latest FileZilla build. It exactly offers that. I think, there are more to come. The times are changing (partly because more and more 32bit versions are EOL and 32bit machines suffer the same fate).

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I think they're asking if the PA.c Platform is gonna ask users directly via a popup rather than it just being in the settings. At present, I think it will just be in the settings.

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