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Why exactly does your browser have to be 64bit? Windows is perfectly capable of running 32bit applications without performance loss and a browser isn't something that benefits from being 64bit in any way. There is absolutely no point to a 64bit version of Firefox so it's pretty obvious they're dumping it.

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lol turns out it wasn't quite as quietly as they hoped...

That's what I was thinking. :D

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Why exactly does your browser have to be 64bit? Windows is perfectly capable of running 32bit applications without performance loss and a browser isn't something that benefits from being 64bit in any way. There is absolutely no point to a 64bit version of Firefox so it's pretty obvious they're dumping it.

Because the only way to judge how good a browser is, is by knowing that length pointers it operates on.

That's why IE and Opera are the best browsers and Firefox/Chrome are irrelevant.

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Are you kidding? That is ridiculous. Imagine is any of the big OS makers came out and shunned support of 64 in favour of 32.

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Hell I knew Mozilla would can the Win64 we would of had it by now as with IE and Opera now offering 64 bit versions and I am pretty sure Windows will eliminate their 32 bit OS's leaving Mozilla out in the cold and they already have in their server OS's. But no worries, there are damned good 64 bit Firefox variants that let me tell you WORK with most extentions and addons. I have been using Waterfox a 64 bit variant and it blows the doors off of Mozilla's 32 bit Windows release. This browser is stable and most of Mozilla's 64 bit developers are flocking to the Waterfox Project.

http://www.waterfoxproject.org/

This is arguable why Mozilla canceled the browser's development since Waterfox developers were far more advanced in producing a browser that supports the extensions and addons. Kudos to the Waterfox Project! Mozilla since it is open source opted to allow third parties to further develop the 64 bit browser as a variant.

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People are confusing an OS that only runs 64bit Apps with one that is only available for a 64bit CPU, but can still run 32bit apps.

Server 2012 is only available for 64bit CPUs, but still runs 32bit apps (Support for which can be removed, but that's for security reasons), Microsoft is not going to release a consumer OS that doesn't run 32bit programs for a very long time (Consider that they only killed 16bit support for 64bit Vista/7)

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