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Firefox Is Going 64-Bit: What You Need To Know

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Firefox product manager Asa Dotzler determined that figuring out the 64-bit confusion surrounding Firefox it will be “near the top” of his to-do list this summer and fall. One could conclude that Mozilla has no idea at this point what people are expecting from a 64-bit version of Firefox, so Dotzler is asking for some feedback. Considering the advantages and disadvantages of 64-bit – are you ready for a 64-bit Firefox?

It’s not like we haven’t had any 64-bit browsers so far. There has been a 64-bit version of IE9 and there are 64-bit versions of Firefox developer builds. Unfortunately, there have not been many reasons to download such software. Even if you run a 64-bit OS, it does not mean automatically that you should actually download a 64-bit browser. They may be slower and they may break plug-ins, among others.

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