Mozilla to automatically upgrade 32-bit of Firefox to 64-bit version because of less crashes and better security


#1

Originally published at: http://www.myce.com/news/mozilla-automatically-upgrade-32-bit-firefox-64-bit-version-less-crashes-better-security-82384/

Users who download Firefox using a 64-bit Windows version, now automatically receive the 64-bit version of the browser, which is safer than the 32-bit version, Mozilla today announced. The 64-bit version has all kinds of security advantages, according to the browser developer.


#2

Problem here is there are no 64 bit version of plugs that I use so there is no way I will just marry-ling go 64 bit. Until plugins are all 64bit forget 64bit Mozilla.


#3

In other words, Mozilla has been so busy bloating Firefox with extra features nobody actually wants, they’ve suddenly become completely incapable of maintaining a 32-bit version of their browser. I’ll bet that sometime within the next 6 months, they’ll announce the end of 32-bit builds altogether. It’s sad that Firefox as we once knew it has all but died.


#4

Hopefully not since there is no real 64bit plugin support that will be a end all and kill all for FireFox if they go that route and Chrome would be the goto Browser. And I doubt Mozilla will want that to happen if they are smart about it. Mine isn’t stable but failed plugin is the problem that will make a Browser less useful to the user. Crashes less because 32bit plugin don’t work on the 64 Browser go figure that Mozilla - that doesn’t take a Genius to figure that out. I can run 64 Browser on Windows 10x64 Pro already when I want to not when you want me to and since it doesn’t support 32bit Plugin why should I use it? There is no real good reason and using “stable” is a shot in the dark here.


#5

With Firefox 57 only WebExtensions are allowed in Firefox. WebExtensions are multi-process compatible.

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2015/08/21/the-future-of-developing-firefox-add-ons/
http://arewee10syet.com/


#6

Have yet to hear from plugin makers that they will support 64 bit Firefox and not until I hear from that community say so FFx64 won’t go far fast.