Firefox 32-bit vs Firefox 64-bit

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2015-Dec-24 | Tags: 32vs64firefox

Start64!I was excited to try the new 64 bit Firefox as I read the news that it was released as a final version. After all, I’m using 64 bit Windows for some years now, and browsers have been very late to release their 64 bit versions. Read on how I compared if Firefox works better in 32 or 64 bit and see the numerical results below.

Start64!Considering most gamers have had 64bit CPUs for over a decade and 64bit operating systems not much less, it seems bizarre that some games aren't running 64bit versions to take advantage of all that extra memory that can be used. But that is the case with some, like Guild Wars 2, which has had a rash of players struggling to play some of the more epic quests within the game simply because their 3.2GB RAM limitations are hurting them.

Start64!When it comes to reading PDF documents on machines running a flavor of Windows, users have plenty of options to choose from.

Start64!Just like any other hardware component, the CPU has gone through some serious upgrades in the past few years. It’s not just about the number of cores, but the architecture has a greater saying in how everything runs, or if.

Start64!The developers of PPSSPP, an open-source, free, and cross-platform PSP (PlayStation Portable) emulator for PCs (Windows, BSD, Mac OS X, and Linux) and mobile devices powered by either Android or iOS operating systems, have announced the release of PPSSPP 1.1.

Start64!Mozilla released official 64-bit versions of Firefox for Windows back in 2010. The organization made those available only to the cutting edge Nightly channel of the web browser, decided to pull those in late 2012 only to cave in and give them back a month later.

Start64!A major bug had been plaguing Windows 10 Insider Preview users who were used to browsing the internet via 64-bit versions of Chrome, which caused the browser to crash almost instantaneously on build 10525. While Microsoft overlooked that particular issue, and failed to caution users regarding the problem, Neowin conveyed some workarounds to resolve the bug.

Start64!The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 5.0 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.0 32-bit. This is a major new release that will form the cornerstone of future development on mobile platforms as well as the upcoming LibreOffice cloud version.

Start64!Firefox users who prefer a 64-bit version of the web browser instead of a 32-bit version on Windows will be able to install and use a 64-bit stable channel version when Firefox 41 gets released.

Start64!Intel has just made available a new Iris and HD Graphics driver, namely version 10.18.15.4256, which includes compatibility with Microsoft’s 64-bit architecture of Windows 10, as well as support for DirectX 11.3, DirectX 12, PlayReady 3 for 1080p playback, and Miracast.

Start64!On April 23, the Qt Creator development team, through Eike Ziller, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Qt Creator 3.4.0, a release that introduces a number of new features and improvements meant to boost the usability of the software.

Start64!Earlier this month we told you that Adobe finally announced the Lightroom editing service for Android smartphones. - But Adobe is also working towards a new desktop version, which will be released as Lightroom 6. However, you'll have to bear in mind that if you want to take advantage of the new version, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest operating system.

Start64!The Adobe Flash Player 16 is lightweight software. The app requires little RAM power to run the software. The feature makes the latest version 16 of Adobe Flash Player offer high quality performance along with being highly communicative multimedia software app.

Start64!Smart Projects has released ISOBuster 3.5, a major new version of its shareware data recovery tool. Although the program now supports recovery from a variety of different drives, it’s still renowned for its ability to recover data from optical drives including CD, DVD and Blu-ray.

Start64!With Google's introduction of 64-bit ABIs for Android, we need to make some minor updates to Version Codes we use to publish and filter app on Google Play. The current suggestion make the 64-bit ABI 1 higher than the 32-bit code, making the 64-bit the preferred.

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