You know there’s a shortage of 64-bit software when…
- You do a Google search for 64 bit applications.
- You go to the first hit: Catalogue of 64-bit Software.
- You look at the search results and see this:
Of course, the lack of 64-bit software is not the fault of the proprietors of this web site (which is, of its own admission, a beta, and from the looks of things, not heavily monitored or maintained), but it is telling of the state of native 64-bit software.
Of course, all is not lost: one of the first programs I install on my computer is 7-zip, and it has a native 64-bit version.