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Windows 7: Expect 64-bit (x64) Firefox 5.0 for Windows in 2011

09 Feb 2011   #1
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 
Expect 64-bit (x64) Firefox 5.0 for Windows in 2011

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Mozilla will finish with Firefox 5.0 what it has started with Firefox 4.0 in terms of support, namely producing a next generation release of its open source browser tailored to 64-bit Windows.

Some Softpedia readers might remember that I told you first in May 2010 that Mozilla had started cooking an x64 flavor of Firefox for Windows.

The open source browser vendor even managed to put together and release a few early Builds of 64-bit Firefox 4.0 to early adopters running Microsoft's OS.

But in the end, it appears that x64 Firefox 4.0 wasn’t meant to be. To date, Microsoft is the only company providing a 64-bit version of its browser, and those running x64 Windows can find it easily by digging just a little bit under All Programs.
Expect 64-bit (x64) Firefox 5.0 for Windows in 2011 - Softpedia


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09 Feb 2011   #2
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

Might have to see what improvement this will make to firefox
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10 Feb 2011   #3
AlexGP

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 

Expect 12 more betas for 4.0.
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11 Feb 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexGP View Post
Expect 12 more betas for 4.0.
Only 1 beta and a RC left
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11 Feb 2011   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Think he was being sarcastic - (as in they'll have 12 betas total).

When you think of beta software, usually only about 2 or 3 betas or so, not 12. lol
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11 Feb 2011   #6
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hello, I've been running x64 Firefox Minefield for ages now. I'm on their nightly builds programme.
Most of the time it runs very well indeed and seems faster than it's regular cousin.
However an update occasionally comes along that will render it unusable for a day or so. Luckily I run and sync Opera and Chrome as well so this is not a problem.
In December I received an evaluation survey which included a question box,
So I asked. Here are the results plus a screenshot of Minefield. I would recommend it if you're prepared to run more than one browser


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11 Feb 2011   #7
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

holding my breath
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11 Feb 2011   #8
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Its browser heaven at the moment
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11 Feb 2011   #9
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

They may find it harder than they expect to move from once a year updates to numerous updates :/
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11 Feb 2011   #10
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

this will be great
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