Mozilla Ceases Development of 64-bit Firefox

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Blues22475

That's why I use Waterfox. The only plugin issues I have is that Flash crashes. Tbh, though, I've had it crash in Chrome as well (for no apparent reason).

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burntham77

I am still waiting for Microsoft to stop making 32-bit versions of Windows. If that ever happened, maybe Mozilla can revisit 64-bit Firefox.

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Jeffredo

Waterfox had good performance, but way too many plugin issues.

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blackdog

Too bad, been using Waterfox for quite a while now and love the way it operates, fewer problems than Firefox.

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gothliciouz

i understand the benefit for a 64-bit version of a video editing software and other memory intensive programs but a browser? i don't think so.
what ff needs is good memory optimization.

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maverick knight

you guys act like you have never seen a girl before. You really are nerds. I bet that if you didn't look back when you were born, you haven't seen any...

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Samuel.Aldrich

Wow guys, cool your jets. I know it is a rarity a girl posts on MaximumPC.com but if you want them to continue, I would slow down on the cyber flirting on topic forums.

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TrollBot5000

I'll say whatever I want to whoever I want whenever I want as long as I'm not callign anyone derogatory names or using any type of hate speech. If I want to compliment a girl I will. End of story.

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myh1tlist101

Relax, status is only a code orange. The female population is still contained. However a couple more incursions and we might even have a code purple, or worse, a code PINK! Remember men just be careful and try not to charm them with your 6 feet of pure sexy good looks. Threat levels increase significantly when you try to flirt because they might flirt back.

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TrollBot5000

never seen you post before. you should comment more often so everytime I come across one of yours I get to see your avatar with your gorgeous eyes.

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Andrew.Hodge

Look up the redhead on youtube that makes the linux videos. You sound just like her drooling fans on her channel.

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TrollBot5000

oh yeah nixiepixel. Ive seen her before. Shes kindve annoying.

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Andrew.Hodge

At first, I thought you said that she's KDEnlive annoying. XD

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TrollBot5000

haha. won't need kdenlive or openshot much longer. Lightworks is on it's way. :P

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pastorbob

Is that is REALLY a female and is it her picture? Ya never know dude. But you're right, the eyes are nice.

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aarcane

Seems like they took the kinda backward approach to solving the problem. There's almost no excuse for using 32 bit anything anymore, only legacy computers still cling to 32 bit. Would be better to cancel 32 bit support and dedicate all the resources to making 64 bit work properly.

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Andrew.Hodge

I think that the issue was backward compatibility with old plugins. Had they dropped support for x86, there would have been a whole lot of pissed off flash downloader fans. That being said, if that really is the issue, they should have been more foreward looking and inplimented plugin scriping on a different process that passes data to firefox agnostic of instruction set... just my two cents.

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And3rs0nTX

+1

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And3rs0nTX

+1

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GreenTurtle

+1

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Hey.That_Dude

Herm... make a 64 bit version of my plug-in for a version of Firefox that has yet to even BETA!
No duh, you're not getting very much support and even less GOOD support. You don't have a product!

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The Corrupted One

I use Waterfox because it makes a small but noticeable difference.

It's not just ported to 64 bit, it's actually just ported to windows, so it runs smoother without Linux and Mac OS compatibility concerns.

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jzsn

there is the 64 bit waterfox already out there and is maintained and updated on the same pace as firefox.

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TheZomb

Yea, unless firefox starts using an obscene amount of RAM or starts requiring high precision and performance scientific computing their is no reason to develop in 64 bit. I could see it becoming and issue in the future since they will eventually find a use for that RAM.

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OogieBoogie3

I've always used Mozilla's SeaMonkey since its launch in 2006. I don't know if the SeaMonkey project is developing 64 bit variants either.

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mix0plix

and we need a 64bit version why?

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Dartht33bagger

For native support? If I'm running a 64-bit OS, I would like all of my programs to be x64 as well.

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ddimick

Why?

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Andacious

If you are running a 64-bit OS, all 32-bit applications must be emulated as 64-bit (in Windows, this is WOW64). Running applications within the emulator consumes extra resources. If a program is natively 64-bit, no emulation is necessary.

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Jasker

Wouldn't viruses have to be coded differently to infect 64-bit variant? I honestly don't know, it just seems to make sense.

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Dartht33bagger

Just for consistency sake.

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JLloyd13

that says win64.. what about the linux 64-bit versions? are they on hold as well?

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ddimick

No big deal, really. Many users misunderstand the advantages of 64-bit applications. There's really no benefits for using a 64-bit browser today.

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TrollBot5000

Yeah I use Linux for about 95% of my computing now so waterfox isn't an option and I haven't really noticed any real benefits from using waterfox on win7 vs 32bit FF.

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