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Author Topic: FireFox 4.0 64 bit  (Read 17053 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2011, 02:39:39 PM »

Wow, minefield is really fast.

I just installed the new public release of FF 4.0. I think the 64-bit version of Minefield was faster. Anyone else think so?

And I just noticed that it didn't use all the cookies from the previous version. I have to re-enter some passwords and personalize the MSNBC and BBC web sites again. Having said that, double-clicking in the user and password fields did bring up the old info.


I didn't see a 64-bit version of FF 4 being offered. Must still be in beta?
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« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2011, 03:06:38 PM »

I am still using 64bit Minefield and not 4.0 32bit release as 64 bit does not have memory limitation that 32 bit does. I could find not 4.0 release for 64 bit but did find a FireFox 4.2 beta.
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« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2011, 09:27:52 AM »

Update. Still no official 64 bit FireFox but they are at 4.2a pre 1 level and it seems stable now. Earlier versions had some quirks but latest one dated 3/29/11 is playing well here. the 32 bit version of FireFox 4 just does play nearly as well speed and snap wise on 64 bit machines as the 64 bit beta does
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« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2011, 05:14:34 PM »

It seems that 64 bit Minefield is now called "Nightly" in the about part of browser.  Latest build is 4.2a1pre dated 4/12/11. It is likely safe to say that there may be no FireFox 4.0 64 bit main stream. It will be 4.x  or 5.x when it is finally released.
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« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2011, 06:36:31 AM »

Another update. Firefox's 64 bit beta browser recently renamed "Nightly" is now at 6.x version. The dropped the ver 4.2 naming. Very fast browser. 
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« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2011, 02:25:45 PM »

I removed the 4.0 due to limitations it has with some Norton stuff and other programs it wont run. I just now upgraded my Firefox to 3.5.18 which is good enough for me until they fix the limits on 4.anything.
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« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2011, 03:14:50 PM »

I removed the 4.0 due to limitations it has with some Norton stuff and other programs it wont run. I just now upgraded my Firefox to 3.5.18 which is good enough for me until they fix the limits on 4.anything.
Frank

Norton is kinda the worst security software you can use. It kinda takes over and is a resource hog  and even kills other legit spyware apps. (Norton does not like you using free apps) When I encounter a system that is flakey with some apps and it has Norton it is the first thing to go. 
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« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2011, 03:42:07 PM »

Here's my own experience with Norton.

I gave up on all the free apps, usually due to problems with the PC slowing down. All I use now on all the PCs in my home and business is Norton. Period.

I have never used Norton with any other security software (Except Windows Defender) running, as I see no need to. In that context, Norton is the fastest, most stable security app that I have ever run on any PC, WinXP and Win7.

Now that I think about it, I did have a bad experience with Norton somewhere around Win98 or Win2k. But someone recommended it not long after XP came out, and I've loved it ever since.
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« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2011, 05:12:13 PM »

I have never lost a PC to spyware or virus by not using Norton. Never had to reload one either because of it. I have cleaned up so "nasty" infections or others computers too. Norton uses to many resources and I have run across few machines that required registry repair after a proper Norton uninstall because Norton crippled WinSock settings when it was removed (Norton redirects all traffic via a "proxy" through its own "socket" and does not always properly restore registry) There is better and cheaper software out their than Norton and they will not cripple your system either when removed. The college my daughters went to provide free MS software and Norton Suite too but even their IT guys on campus advise against using it because of "issues" with some configurations. 
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« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2011, 07:35:05 AM »

Still using the FireFox beta 64 bit browser called Nightly. I tried using Firefox 4.0 32 bit for a while just to see but found it lacking and went back to Nightly. Current version is 6.0a1 5/16/11
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« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2011, 07:08:53 PM »

Try the  FIRE FOX ... NEW Nightly 7.0   Sweet Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2011, 11:32:49 AM »

Firefox has now jumped up to 5.x in release versions for 32 bit. I am still using 64 bit 7.x nightly though.
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« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2011, 06:22:43 AM »

FireFox 64 bit Beta is now up to Nightly version 8.x. The 32 bit browser is a big step down on 64 bit systems in overall performance. 
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« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2011, 08:40:33 AM »

I don't mean to nitpick but the browser isn't named  "Nightly"...those are simply nightly builds as in...the developers are compiling new code on a nightly routine and releasing it as a beta version of whatever revision they are up to (rev 8 from the sounds of it).
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« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2011, 11:40:36 AM »

I don't mean to nitpick but the browser isn't named  "Nightly"...those are simply nightly builds as in...the developers are compiling new code on a nightly routine and releasing it as a beta version of whatever revision they are up to (rev 8 from the sounds of it).

Well you are mistaken because Mozilla calls the FireFox 32 and 64 bit beta "Nightly".  They used to call it MineField for several years and switched name to Nightly a few months ago.  It even calls it "Nightly" in the about tab under help.
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