Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 14:10 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
Mozilla & Gecko clones "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." Th 64bit version is about 10% faster, benchmarks show.
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RE[4]: Happy to see a benefit
by AndrewZ on Thu 21st Jul 2011 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Happy to see a benefit"
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NEC released RISC MIPS64 in 1998. Loongson has a low power 64-bit MIPS laptop. MIPS is a very nice architecture with a very clean instruction set. But after you port Linux you still only have a laptop that runs Linux. And slowly too!

Ultimately these architectures are all still only Turing compatible. Ultimately they still run all the same high level software.

Edited 2011-07-21 20:17 UTC

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