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Seriously. Who cares about a 64-bit build?
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Seriously. Who cares about a 64-bit build?
Well, depends. I may, if it was included with FF 4. But FF 5? That's going to be in years, especially if they do FF 4.5 and 4.6, and the world's going to end before anyway.
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At the current rate of Mozilla's progress based on FireFox 4's development cycle, it'll be mid 2012 before we seen any form of FF 5. *yawn* move along folks.

As for 32-bit browsers vs. 64-bit browsers -- I've done A/B testing with IE 8 32 and 64-bit versions and have yet to notice any real world differences. Yes, it's IE and sucks regardless of the technology used, but still, it's not nearly as big of a deal as some may make it out to be.
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Cool, but why do I need this?
Because linux has had it for years. But 64 bit flash still sucks a bit.
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Or you could just download the Firefox 4 pre-beta which already has an x64 build....

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/ni...zilla-central/

It is hardly unstable at all (it crashes less than the regular release does, IMO, since it's updated every night to fix any bugs) and works with most addons including NoScript, AdBlock Plus, and Xmarks.
Edited by mrtn400 - 2/7/11 at 2:52pm
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At the current rate of Mozilla's progress based on FireFox 4's development cycle, it'll be mid 2012 before we seen any form of FF 5. *yawn* move along folks.
Not according to this

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Mozilla plans to release Firefox 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0 in 2011

http://www.techspot.com/news/42297-m...0-in-2011.html
    
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Lol that's nice.
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i'm hoping it's going to make my browsing even faster than on the 32bit cause if not then I am just not seeing the point.
Be prepared to not see the point.
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There is a 64-bit firefox already (it's a minefield build and not firefox but it's still 64-bit)
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Seems like a mute point truly...

Or does the browser need to allocate larger than 32 bit integers/floats/strings?

Nevertheless, what are we talking about here 0.2 seconds faster?
"moot"

I thought flash was being replaced by HTML5 and CSS3
 
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