Firefox to finally get a 64-bit version in November

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 20 2015 @ 14:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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FUD Zilla reports Mozilla is close to launching a stable 64-bit version of its Firefox browser for the Windows platform. The 64-bit browser will become available as Firefox 42 on November 3, 2015 but will initially be exclusively available for the Mozilla FTP directory. The 64-bit version of Firefox will lack NPAPI plugin support, so this means it won't be able to run the Adobe Flash plug-in.
Firefox 42 will be released November 3, 2015. Mozilla will only release the 64-bit version of Firefox 42 Stable to the official FTP directory but not to the download pages on the Mozilla website.This will make it jolly difficult for the great unwashed to find, but not impossible for developers. Mozilla said:

“We won't update the download page with Windows 64 builds for 42. We are waiting for some partner changes before making that public. However, the binaries will be available on the ftp for testing:

“The reason for this is that Mozilla is waiting for "some partner changes" for the 64-bit version of Firefox. It is unclear who these partners are and what these changes entail though.”

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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