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]: Old news
by Spiron on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 04:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Old news"
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Quite right, Adobe Flash is the prime cause, but this shouldn't have stopped browser-makers from making the 64bit browsers. If there was demand for a working 64bit flash plugin Adobe might have made one work before now. Either way it is a moot point, 64Bit flash is only really starting to be an idea with flash 11 beta. All i was trying to say was that the fault for a lack of 64bit Firefox wasn't the fault of Windows or Microsoft directly.

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