Time to make the switch to 64-bit Firefox on Windows

Discussion in 'Tech news' started by RGiskardR, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    The story of 64-bit Firefox on Windows is a long and complex one, and it is just about to end with Mozilla moving from offering 32-bit Firefox as the default download option to offering 64-bit Firefox on Windows by default.

    Mozilla Firefox is offered as a 32-bit and 64-bit version on Windows, with 32-bit still the default right now when it comes to downloads.

    While the 32-bit version works well, and it is the only option for systems without a 64-bit processor, it is the 64-bit version that users should consider using if their device is equipped with a 64-bit cpu.

    The reason is simple: more RAM becomes available per process that Firefox uses, and 64-bit applications benefit from security features that 32-bit applications don't.

    Full info: http://www.ghacks.net/2017/01/27/time-to-make-the-switch-to-64-bit-firefox-on-windows/
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  3. revC0de

    revC0de MTAC Moderator Staff Member

    Great sharing RGiskardR! :)
    Sometimes I forget to use 64bit system :D
    LowcyGier, Trim and RGiskardR like this.

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