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64-bit Firefox poised to launch in the near future

There’s some good news for Firefox fans, as Mozilla seems to have finally decided on officially launching a 64-bit version of its browser.

Mozilla has finally reached the conclusion that a non- x86 version of its popular browser is a good way to go. Citing the growing marketshare of x64 OS versions and the fact that both IE and Chrome now offer 64-bit versions, Mozilla will now focus on offering a similar version of Firefox.

Interestingly, another reason Mozilla gives for this change is the fear that Microsoft might retire the x86 version of its OS with the launch of Windows 10, which would leave Firefox behind its competitors.

A 64-bit version of the browser seems poised to launch in the near future, though you shouldn’t hold your breath just yet. According to the documentation this will likely happen with version 37, which is set to launch in March of next year.

Firefox is the number three most popular browser out there, but it’s recently been losing marketshare thanks to Google’s Chrome. Do you think a 64-bit version of Firefox be enough to regain some of that marketshare or will its slow decline continue? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Firefox Wiki Via: Ghacks

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