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[3]: Old news
by zima on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 07:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Old news"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

last time i checked a hell of a lot of the market leaders in software, thinking Photoshop and Maya, run on windows and not natively on linux.

Last time? In which millennium was that?

http://usa.autodesk.com/maya/system-requirements/ "For 64-bit Autodesk Maya 2012"
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9653
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/4803

As to your comments about piracy, most users don't commit it

That's an awfully broad statement to make, have anything to back it up?

For my part I can say that in a place which, while not great, is still among the finest to live in (ex Comecon, late EU memberstate) ...it's damn hard to find a personal computer which wouldn't have something pirated on it (nvm how few short years ago this typically included OS - uptake of inexpensive laptops mostly fixed that; though still not as rapidly as expected, even machines from big manufacturers came with such smokescreens as "DOS2000" or a Linux liveCD/DVD - typically not-really-functional one / ignoring the hardware of the machine, drivers / not even booting to X).

And most places are definitely less prosperous than mine. Most PC users probably live in them; not in yours.

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RE[4]: Old news
by Spiron on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 09:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Old news"
Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

At the time i wrote my last comment i was not aware that Maya was on Linux. You have opened my eyes to that fact and i thank you.

When i talk about pirated material i was reply to another person who was talking specifically about software piracy. Movie/Music piracy is a much more common practice but was not what i was talking about. As to your comments about most computer users, if you take all the personal computers in china into acount then yes, software piracy is rampant, thanks to Microsofts softer policy on piracy to certain other companies. But discluding China, most of the computers in the world are bought with a legal copy of a Windows OS on them.

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RE[5]: Old news
by lemur2 on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 10:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Old news"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

At the time i wrote my last comment i was not aware that Maya was on Linux. You have opened my eyes to that fact and i thank you.

When i talk about pirated material i was reply to another person who was talking specifically about software piracy. Movie/Music piracy is a much more common practice but was not what i was talking about. As to your comments about most computer users, if you take all the personal computers in china into acount then yes, software piracy is rampant, thanks to Microsofts softer policy on piracy to certain other companies. But discluding China, most of the computers in the world are bought with a legal copy of a Windows OS on them.


I was talking about pirated copies of Photoshop. I have read that Photoshop is the most-pirated software.

As for your observation that "most of the computers in the world are bought with a legal copy of a Windows OS on them" ... while true for desktop computers (and only desktop computers), this too is a great dis-service to people.

Edited 2011-07-22 10:18 UTC

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