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Agreed. 64bit flash is horrible depending on the image / app.
I've never had any issues with the 64-bit Flash, both on Windows and Linux. I've also had no problems running 32-bit Flash in a wrapper with 64-bit Firefox on Linux for more than a year. I'm sure there are corner cases where it doesn't work right, but for a piece of beta software that gets very few major updates it's pretty stable.

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Marketing. 100%. I don't blame them either. Cheap and easy change that will increase profits and will work. Most consumers think bigger number=better, plain and simple.
It's actually marketing 90%. Remember that the other major change was the switch to a more Chromium-like development model, whereby there are multiple development channels alongside the stable channel. Mozilla has the stable channel, the official beta channel, Aurora channel (updates one or more times a week it seems) and nightly channel.
    
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Very good, it would be nice to see more 64bit apps. BTW Kauke love your avatar.
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Windows 8 better introduce some actual use for 64-bit.
There was use for it back with Vista x64 or even XP x64, its called the ability to use more than 4GB (something that can easily be done even with minor multitasking of 32bit apps). We didn't switch to 64bit because of some perceived notion that 64bit processing would somehow be orders of magnitude superior to 32bit.

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The lack of applications that run 64-bit is really depressing.
Why is it depressing? Just because the application isn't 64 bit doesn't make it inferior, in most cases 64bit is overkill. Its not like web browsers are particularly processor or memory intensive (at least outside of memory leaks), although I can't wait until we start seeing 64 bit browsers start to balloon in memory usage and see all the users panic because they think actually using memory instead of it sitting there unused is a bad thing.

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I got my first 64-bit CPU in... what? 2004? jeez.
And as far as us enthusiasts are concerned such a CPU is likely too slow for any modern 64 bit computing let alone modern 32bit. We transitioned to x86-64 not as much for the ability to use 64bit back then, but so that we'd have the infrastructure to run it now. We see the same thing with GPUs in supporting newer versions of Direct X and OpenGL. A Radeon 5850 might be capable of running DirectX 11 titles with heavy tessellation but that doesn't mean I would want to. Support for such things has to be pioneered at some point.

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I enjoy the snapiness of IE 64-bit, though it can't run half of what I use the web for. I hope that firefox can work with adobe and java and get the ball rolling.
And I enjoy the snappiness of 32bit IE and FF. 64bit browsers won't make a tangible difference until you start to require several gigs of memory which would require a redonkulous number of tabs, etc.

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And I want to write a letter to Mozilla, asking exactly what purpose delegating new versions to miror changes in browsers is.
No need. They're doing it for the same reason AMD switched to a numbering system with their Athlon XP line - marketing to better compete.

With Microsoft continually losing ground in the browser game, Mozilla's biggest competitor to gaining ground is Google. One way to combat Google's success is to mimic things Google has done right and that's pump out significant (or at least seemingly so) new releases on a regular and even predictable basis (heck, that strategy even works for AMD's Radeon driver)

Chrome came out in 2008 and is on version 12 with 13 and 14 already well in the pipeline.

FireFox came out in 2004 and was only averaging a new version once every 2 years. Better than IE, and a major reason for FF's success, but Chrome upped the ante.
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Waterfox is fine but it keeps crashing. I guess that's because of Flash 11 64bit beta build that i installed. As much as i know there are no stable 64bit flash builds for Firefox though.
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Until my internet connection is 100Mbps down and 10Mbps up, I can't think of a single use for a 64bit browser at all.

Ive got an 8Mbps/448Kbps ADSL connection for gods sake.... And thats better than the average here in the UK.
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It will be a final version of firefox on 64 bit ?
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Waterfox is fine but it keeps crashing. I guess that's because of Flash 11 64bit beta build that i installed. As much as i know there are no stable 64bit flash builds for Firefox though.
Waterfox has never crashed on me not once.
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