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Windows 7: Does 64 bit Firefox make a difference

12 Feb 2013   #1
monger

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Does 64 bit Firefox make a difference

Ive been using FF 32 bit for years now, and the usual complaints it gets have to do w/ memory leaks, Flash crashes, etc. Im just wonderin to anyone whos been using 64 bit FF and Flash- does it make a difference? Does using 64 bit mean more stability; does it solve the memory leaks; is it much faster?


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12 Feb 2013   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I m using bith 32bit as well as 64 bit. I feel 32bit is somehow better. Try it yourself though.
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13 Feb 2013   #3
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Does using 64 bit mean more stability; does it solve the memory leaks; is it much faster?
Stability, memory leaks and perceptible speed improvements depend mostly on add-ons and usage. Occasionally, a change in browser setting may help.

When I first made the switch to 64bit, I used Waterfox. As Mozilla trended towards rapid (7 weeks) releases and UserInterface changes, I gravitated towards PaleMoon, whose developer eschewed such trends. Waterfox had some troubles recently and Cyberfox burst onto the scene.

Because Waterfox and Cyberfox are 64bit "copies" of 32bit Firefox, I've stayed away.
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13 Feb 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

mozilla stopped working on firefox x64 last november.

not sure if they started again...

Mozilla suspends work on 64-bit Firefox for Windows - Computerworld
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13 Feb 2013   #5
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The stoppage was cancelled after the ensuing outcry. But the 64bit Nightly is no longer nightly; maybe fortnightly.

Waterfox and Cyberfox are 64bit compiled versions of Firefox's latest released 32bit codes. PaleMoon, which exists in 32bit and 64bit, has the core version of Firefox's latest stable released 32bit codes along with exclusions and additions the developer deemed proper. Thus, 18.n.n for them and 15.n.n for PaleMoon.
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14 Feb 2013   #6
monger

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all who replied. I tried waterfox for a while and didnt notice much of an improvement- in fact, it seemed a bit buggier than 32 bit FF. I dont use a whole lot of add ons- basically flashblock. Oh well, i guess its FF 32 for now
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14 Feb 2013   #7
Dinesh

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Wise choice.
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