Google Releases 64-bit Chrome Browser for Windows to Beta Channel

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Ravi-Namboori-E...

Good News

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Shalbatana

Firefox Nightly, 64 bit. Stable since.... a long time ago.

Still, it's nice to have 64-bit options.

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jbwhite99

I have been using Cyberfox for a while (currently on Version 30) but would rather use FF directly. If the nightly versions are stable and will support a handful of plugins, I'm in.

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Shalbatana

While I can't speak for all forks, the Nightly version I use has been rock solid and supports all plugins unless they expire and are not updated (just like reg ff)

The only warning I would give is that when they say nightly they mean it. Be prepared for it to update on an almost daily basis (if you allow it). If you like to get notifications before updates it will mean you might get one every day.

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BrainFlush

I have to ask, is this a different version of FF?

I use Chrome for everything and when I use FF for whatever else I notice a huge difference in speed and FF seems to even hiccup versus Chrome.

Am I missing something? Do I need to edit FF to improve how it works, I can search for the answers I just wanted to ask if there was some magical thing I need to do that maybe I wasn't aware of.

Not hating on FF if anyone thinks that, I just notice how vastly different FF and Chrome are.

Thanks for any info.

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Shalbatana

Yes,FF Nightly is the developer version where they post the most recent builds. They have a 64bit fork of those developer builds available as well.

Typically I avoid such things, but in the case of the 64 bit browser it's the only way to get it.

I too have had issues with chrome locking, but not with ff. I have not seen any speed difference between them. However I know many swear by chrome and have issues with FF. I don't doubt them. It's just not my experience.

Personally I think that Neufeldt2002 is right, and that for some unknown reason some browsers just work better with certain systems/providers/etc. than others, and it's a case by case basis.

As for FF-64 bit, to date I have not had any real issues with speed, display or hiccups...except when my son clicked on an add he wasn't supposed to on the Roblox page and it installed some video ad software. :( I love the 64bit browser and feel it is part of the reason I see such great performance. I avoid 32bit browsers now whenever I can avoid them.

Hope this helps, good luck whichever you decide.

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BrainFlush

Thanks for the response I just had to ask. And it really is odd that everyone gets a different experience. I swear by Chrome and nothing else. Funny how that is.

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Neufeldt2002

Personally I think it's system related as I have the exact opposite thing happen.