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

23 Jul 2011   #11
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
x64 Nightlies are pretty stable IMHO, and very usable.
+=1

I have been using the x64 nightly from back in the 5 beta to 8 nightly now and I haven't had a single problem except no workable flash.

Now Adobe has relesed the beta 64bit flash 11 that actually works, I don't use any other browser.


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23 Jul 2011   #12
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
x64 Nightlies are pretty stable IMHO, and very usable.
+=1

I have been using the x64 nightly from back in the 5 beta to 8 nightly now and I haven't had a single problem except no workable flash.

Now Adobe has relesed the beta 64bit flash 11 that actually works, I don't use any other browser.
Agree !

Using and updating Nightly every day for a long time now. No complaints.
64 bit flash working fine too.

I keep FF5 in case a site refuses to load/work with Nightly 8.0a1, but so far, it hasn't happened.
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23 Jul 2011   #13
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

The word is that they've got the memory leak stuff solved. Can't remember which version, though, since it's getting a little hard to keep track of them.
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23 Jul 2011   #14
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

+1 for both of the previous comments regarding the stability of Nightly and Chrome Dev. Nightly x64 is great and has been more or less stable for me since it was called Minefield.
I love Chrome Dev but that's not 64 bit, is it?
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23 Jul 2011   #15
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

I've been using nightly 64bit for a few weeks why can't ie9 64bit be as fast as this
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23 Jul 2011   #16
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@johnwillyums - Chrome dev is still 32 bit. The only way you'll get Chrome 64 bit is by compiling Chromium yourself...

@andyparks - Because Microsoft is too lazy to update Internet Explorer 9 64 bit version with the new Chakra JavaScript engine...
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24 Jul 2011   #17
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Reading about new Firefox builds make me older each time a news is out. I remember when Firefox was just a branch out of Netscape Navigator 4, and it took a couple years to reach v1.0... nowadays, it jumps from v5 to v8 in a mere couple of weeks.

Curse you, Google :P
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24 Jul 2011   #18
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Really? Google Chrome functions differently, where the numbering is merely going up quickly for a few features. The add on's don't break at all when it gets updated. On the other hand, Firefox add-on's do. You don't see Google Chrome marketed with a version number or anything. For example, you won't see on the Google Chrome download page "Download Google Chrome 12", but you will see "Download Google Chrome". Also, Firefox doesn't update automatically in the same way that Google Chrome does so... You shouldn't be cursing Google, but Mozilla for how they are 'implementing' this into Firefox.

Slasher
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25 Jul 2011   #19
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
FF8

I've just installed it.
It seems quick.
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25 Jul 2011   #20
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Yes, it certainly is. And I wouldn't worry too much about memory use, my computer struggles to use even a bare half of its available memory. And it is there so it can be used.

Pdf previews don't work, but that's damned Adobe stuck in 32bit longer than it should, in every respect.
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