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Windows 7: Firefox 8 for Windows x64: Has 64-bit browsing finally come of age?

21 Jul 2011   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Firefox 8 for Windows x64: Has 64-bit browsing finally come of age?

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Over the last couple of weeks, Mozilla has finally stepped up its 64-bit testing process. There are now five slaves dedicated to building Firefox for Windows x64, which means that from Firefox 8 and onwards, you’ll be able to pick up 64-bit builds that are functionally identical to its 32-bit cousins but operating in native 64-bit CPU and memory space.
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21 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Good to know even if it's a bit late.
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22 Jul 2011   #3
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Wait what? Aren't we just in Firefox 5 right now? I'm not a Firefox fan (anymore) so i'm not updated with this.
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22 Jul 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The 64-bit build was supposed to come with the release of FF5 but they kept delaying it
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22 Jul 2011   #5
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

great! more memory to hog
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22 Jul 2011   #6
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

x64 Nightlies are pretty stable IMHO, and very usable.
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22 Jul 2011   #7
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Within theory great news. But FF4 (and 5) has some memory leak issues. Not sure I want it to be able to leak into all of my available RAM to be honest.
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22 Jul 2011   #8
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Still waiting for Google Chrome 64-bit .
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22 Jul 2011   #9
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm still going to use the Nightly x64 build when this comes out. The Nightly build works perfectly fine, even though it's theoretically supposed to be less stable.
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23 Jul 2011   #10
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Same as Chrome dev is supposed to be less stable than the Stable version, except the fact that Chrome dev is pretty stable.
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