64 bit Firefox finally arrives

Something I neglected to mention about the recent Firefox 43 release: there is finally an official, 64-bit version of the browser. There have been unofficial and/or experimental 64-bit versions in the past, but they were abandoned for various reasons and never made it to prime time.

Those of you with modern computers who are running a 64-bit operating system have the option of installing the 64 bit Firefox or sticking with the traditional 32-bit version. The two versions look and act exactly the same, and I don’t think it’s likely that any particular advantage will be gained by switching to the 64-bit version. However, some people (you know who you are) are excited about this long-promised Firefox version.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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